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Ethylene production disrupted at Dow's Plaquemine site
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May '14
During the week of April 20, ethylene production facilities at The Dow Chemical Company Plaquemine, La. site experienced two separate process incidents. These separate incidents collectively resulted in the disruption of ethylene production at the Company’s LA-2 and LA-3 manufacturing units. 
 
In addition, the Benzene unit at the Company’s Plaquemine site also experienced a process disruption. There were no injuries to site personnel during the incidents. 
 
Currently, Dow is working diligently and safely to return the site to normal operations as soon as possible. It is estimated that ethylene supply from the two ethylene units will be curtailed for 3-4 weeks. 
 
Additionally, Benzene supply from the Company’s Benzene unit will be reduced for more than five weeks. During this period, the Company's downstream derivatives units will continue to operate at reduced rates with ethylene supplied from a Dow-owned pipeline.
 
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Dow combines the power of science and technology to passionately innovate what is essential to human progress. The Company is driving innovations that extract value from the intersection of chemical, physical and biological sciences to help address many of the world's most challenging problems such as the need for clean water, clean energy generation and conservation, and increasing agricultural productivity. 
 
Dow's integrated, market-driven, industry-leading portfolio of specialty chemical, advanced materials, agrosciences and plastics businesses delivers a broad range of technology-based products and solutions to customers in approximately 180 countries and in high growth sectors such as packaging, electronics, water, coatings and agriculture.
 

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