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Indorama assesses damage at offline Lake Charles cracker in Louisiana

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Cracker shuts after lightning strike

Restart schedule unclear

Houston — Indorama Ventures is still assessing the damage after lightning struck its Lake Charles cracker in Louisiana over the weekend, spokeswoman Krystal Medlock said in an email Aug. 3.

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"No restart date is available at this time," Krystal Medlock said.

At around 8:30 am CT (1330 GMT) Aug. 1, "lightning struck our Lake Charles ethylene cracker resulting in a plant trip of the facility and subsequent flaring. The plant is currently offline and being assessed by plant personnel," Indorama said in a statement.

The unit has a capacity of 440,000 mt/year, according to S&P Global Platts data.

S&P Global Platts assessed spot Choctaw ethylene at 12.75 cents/lb July 31.