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ExxonMobil restarts small CDU at its Baton Rouge, Louisiana refinery

June 21/2021

MOSCOW (MRC) -- ExxonMobil restarted the small crude distillation unit (CDU) at its 502,500 barrel-per-day (bpd) Baton Rouge, Louisiana, refinery, following a month of work, reported Reuters with reference to sources familiar with plant operations.

An Exxon spokeswoman declined to discuss the status of specific units at the Baton Rouge refinery.

The 90,000-bpd PSLA-8 CDU was shut on May 18 for planned maintenance scheduled to last at least 30 days, the sources said. PSLA-8 is one of four CDUs at the Baton Rouge refinery, which is Exxon's second-largest in the United States.

As MRC informed previously, earlier this month, Gov. John Bel Edwards and ExxonMobil Baton Rouge Refinery Manager David Oldreive announced the companys final investment decision for more than USD240 million in capital improvements at the ExxonMobil Baton Rouge Refinery.

Ethylene and propylene are the main feedstocks for the production of polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP), respectively.

According to MRC's ScanPlast report, Russia's estimated PE consumption totalled 744,130 tonnes in the first four month of 2021, up by 4% year on year. Shipments of all PE grades increased. At the same time, PP deliveries to the Russian market were 523,900 tonnes in January-April 2021, up by 55% year on year. Supply of homopolymer PP and PP block copolymers increased, whereas shipments of PP random copolymers decreased.

ExxonMobil is the largest non-government owned company in the energy industry and produces about 3% of the world's oil and about 2% of the world's energy.
Author:Margaret Volkova
Tags:crude and gaz condensate, propylene, ethylene, petrochemistry, Exxon Mobil, USA.
Category:General News
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