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Fire extinguished at Sasol plant in Lake Charles

January 14/2020

MOSCOW (MRC) -- A fire at petrochemical producer Sasol in Lake Chalres has been extinguished, according to KPLC.

KPLC reports that viewers in the area called in to their station after hearing a loud noise. Calls to Sasol found that there was a fire at the Lake Charles West plant.

A spokesperson tells KPLC that the fire has been extinguished and no community action was required. All employees are safe and accounted for.

There were no injuries.

As MRC wrote before, Sasol announced that its world-scale US ethane cracker with the capacity of 1.5 mln tonnes per year reached beneficial operation on 27 August 2019. Sasols new cracker, the heart of its Lake Charles Chemicals Project (LCCP), is the third and most significant of the seven LCCP facilities to come online and will provide feedstock to our six new derivative units at the company's Lake Charles multi-asset site.

Ethylene and propylene are feedstocks for producing polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP).

According to MRC's ScanPlast report, Russia's estimated PE consumption totalled 1,904,410 tonnes in the first eleven months of 2019, up by 6% year on year. Shipments of all PE grades increased. PE shipments increased from both domestic producers and foreign suppliers. The PP consumption in the Russian market was 1,161,830 tonnes in January-November 2019, up by 7% year on year. Deliveries of all grades of propylene polymers increased, with the homopolymer PP segment accounting for the largest increase.

Sasol is an international integrated chemicals and energy company that leverages technologies and the expertise of our 31 270 people working in 32 countries. The company develops and commercialises technologies, and builds and operates world-scale facilities to produce a range of high-value product stream, including liquid fuels, petrochemicals and low-carbon electricity.


mrcplast.com
Author:Margaret Volkova
Tags:PP, PE, homopolymer PP, propylene, ethylene, Sasol, Russia, USA.
Category:General News
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