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Texas Petrochemicals LP Successfully Resumes Operations Following Hurricane Rita Landfall

Petrochemical industry | 27 Sep 2005 IST | Polymerupdate.com
Tuesday September 27, 1:40 pm ET

HOUSTON, TX--(MARKET WIRE)--Sep 27, 2005 -- Texas Petrochemicals LP (TPC), a Houston-based petrochemical company specializing in C4 hydrocarbons, today announced the company has safely resumed its operations and all units are on line following a planned shutdown of its Houston facility in anticipation of Hurricane Rita~s landfall.

The company initiated and carefully executed a planned shutdown on Thursday, September 22 as Hurricane Rita~s path was predicted to make landfall along the Texas Gulf Coast. Since that time, operations personnel actively prepared the plant and took necessary precautions prior to and throughout the weekend to insure plant security and environmental systems remained intact in the event of severe weather.

TPC initiated the process of restarting the Houston facility on Sunday, September 25 and today has safely completed a return to operations without a safety or environmental incident. As a result of the timely execution of the startup process, the company expects to be able to fulfill its customer product requirements. The company~s top priority throughout the threat of severe weather from Hurricane Rita was the safety and well being of its employees, their families and the surrounding community.

The company is a producer of quality chemical products widely used as chemical building blocks for synthetic rubber, nylon carpets, adhesives, catalysts and additives used in high-performance polymers. The company has manufacturing facilities in the industrial corridor adjacent to the Houston Ship Channel and operates product terminals in Baytown, Texas and Lake Charles, Louisiana. For more information about the company~s products and services, visit the company online at www.txpetrochem.com.
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