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Braskem Suffers Process Upset at Texas Polypropylene Plant

S&P Global Platts, December 6, 2016

According to a recent filing with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), Braskem America suffered a process upset this weekend at the company's 705 MM lb/yr Oyster Creek polypropylene plant in Freeport, Texas. The upset reportedly happened when a leak occurred during a transfer process, and will require approximately 10,000 lbs of propylene to be flared off.  The cause of the leak has not been released at this point.  Braskem America is the leading polypropylene producer in the United States. Headquartered in Philadelphia, it operates five strategically based production facilities in Texas (La Porte, Seadrift, Oyster Creek), Pennsylvania (Marcus Hook) and West Virginia (Neal), and a Technology and Innovation Center in Pittsburgh.

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