Shell restarts its 1.42 million tonnes/year ethylene crackers at its olefines Norco complex in Louisiana after unexpected outage in first week of December

NEW YORK , December 21, 2012 () – Shell has restarted its olefins Norco complex in Louisiana, USA following an unexpected outage in the first week of Dec 2012. The complex is home to two crackers, which has a combined ethylene capacity of 1.42 M tonnes/y. Production at Norco was halted because Shell could not deliver ethylene out of the plant due to a pipeline leak. Original Source: ICIS Chemical Business, http://www.icis.com/, Copyright Reed Business Information Limited 2012.

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