Chevron phillips chemical shut down the Texas polyethylene plant

- Jul 23, 2019-

Houston, July 8, 2019 - chevron phillips chemical corp. said in a filing Friday with the Texas environmental quality commission that problems have occurred at its OldOcean, Texas, plant, which produces 1 million tons of polyethylene a year.

Chevron phillips shut down a dexanizer compressor associated with the polyethylene 41 unit because an unspecified operating problem caused the facility to burn, the document said.

The document said the accident occurred around 1 p.m. Friday.

A spokesman for chevron phillips couldn't immediately be reached for comment Monday.

The OldOcean polyethylene facility is part of the chevron phillips Sweeney complex, adjacent to the chevron phillips Sweeney refinery.

OldOcean polyethylene facility produces ethylene, propylene, high density polyethylene, low density polyethylene and linear low density polyethylene.