Volume 94 Issue 6 | p. 16 | Concentrates
Issue Date: February 8, 2016

Eastman Eyes Petrochemical Sale

Department: Business
Keywords: ethylene, olefins, propylene

Confident that a pipeline dispute with Westlake Chemical is going in its favor, Eastman Chemical has resurrected plans to sell its excess ethylene capacity in Longview, Texas, as well as unnamed olefins derivative operations at the site. For several years, Eastman has been fighting with Westlake over the tariffs Westlake charges to use a pipeline leaving the Longview plant. Eastman sold its polyethylene business to Westlake in 2006 and since then has supplied that firm . . .

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