No Timeline for Restart of CP Chem's Cedar Bayou Complex

S&P Global Platts, September 15, 2017

Chevron Phillips Chemical's Cedar Bayou petrochemical complex remains shut down as emergency and assessment crews gauge the safety of structures and systems following Hurrican Harvey, according to company spokeswoman Kristina Baum. According to the National Weather Service, one of its gauges north of CP Chem's complex east of Houston recorded 51.88 inches of rain as of August 29 -- the highest single amount seen from the wettest storm ever in the Lower 48 states. The complex has an 835,000 mt/year cracker and 842,330 mt/year of polyethylene capacity.

"At this point, it is too early to accurately assess when we will initiate startup activities," Baum said.

Click here to read the full article from S&P Global Platts.

Comments and Discussion

There are no comments yet.

Add a Comment

Please log in or register to participate in comments and discussions.

Inspectioneering Journal

Explore over 20 years of articles written by our team of subject matter experts.

Company Directory

Find relevant products, services, and technologies.

Job Postings

Discover job opportunities that match your skillset.

Case Studies

Learn from the experience of others in the industry.

Event Calendar

Find upcoming conferences, training sessions, online events, and more.

Industry News

Stay up-to-date with the latest inspection and asset integrity management news.


Read short articles and insights authored by industry experts.


Commonly used asset integrity management and inspection acronyms.

Asset Intelligence Reports

Download brief primers on various asset integrity management topics.


Watch educational and informative videos directly related to your profession.

Expert Interviews

Inspectioneering's archive of interviews with industry subject matter experts.