SOURCE: Industrial Info Resources

Industrial Info Resources

September 09, 2011 06:15 ET

North American Ethylene Turnaround Activity Steady for 2011, an Industrial Info News Alert

SUGAR LAND, TX--(Marketwire - Sep 9, 2011) - Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- This year has been an active year for ethylene unit turnarounds in the United States and Canada. Industrial Info has identified and tracked 24 ethylene unit turnarounds for 2011, including 10 planned and 14 unplanned events.

The most notable planned activity for 2011 was the 61-day turnaround on the 1,700 million-pound-per-year OP2 ethylene unit located at LyondellBasell Industries' (NYSE:LYB) (Rotterdam, The Netherlands) plant in Channelview, Texas. At the beginning of the year, The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE:DOW) (Midland, Michigan) had a 47-day unplanned turnaround at its Taft, Louisiana, plant as a result of an electrical failure.

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