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Huntsman Flares After Steam Shortage at Texas Ethylene Unit

A steam shortage at Huntsman Corp.’s Port Neches, Texas, chemical plant caused flaring from an ethylene unit, according to a filing with state regulators.

A compressor trip at 7 p.m. local time yesterday resulted in the steam shortage and flaring, the Salt Lake City-based company said in a filing with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

The Huntsman Port Neches plant is 100 miles (161 kilometers) east of Houston.

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