News Code : 43085

Westlake Chemical has largely wrapped up a turnaround at its 861,825 mt/year PVC plant and the 725,747 mt/year vinyl chloride monomer facility in Plaquemine, Louisiana, according to a source familiar with company operations.

Petrotahlil :The company was working to restart the facilities this week, the source added.

A Westlake spokesman did not respond to an inquiry about the turnaround.

The company shut the plants in early June for the planned work, reducing availability of export volumes. The reduced supply, in addition to a seasonal rise in domestic demand, helped push June export PVC pricing up $65/mt from May levels to $800-$810/mt FAS Houston.

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