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ExxonMobil undergoing planned turnaround at Louisiana cracker: sources

Houston — ExxonMobil Chemicals has begun a planned 30-day turnaround at its steam cracker in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, market sources said Friday.

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The maintenance work on the 988,000 mt/year cracker began Tuesday, the sources said.

A company spokesman could not be reached for comment.

In spot markets Friday, ethylene was heard traded at 34.75 cents/lb for February deliveries and at 34.5 cents/lb for January.



S&P Global Platts assessed ethylene Friday at 34.25-34.75 cents/lb FD USG for prompt-month deliveries and at 34.5-35 cents/lb FD USG for forward-month deliveries.

--Nida Qureshi, nida.qureshi@spglobal.com

--Edited by Kevin Saville, kevin.saville@spglobal.com