Eastman Begins Restart of Texas Hydrocarbon-Cracking Plant

Eastman Chemical Co. is restarting hydrocarbon-cracking plant 3 at its complex in Longview, Texas, according to a filing with state regulators.

Emissions associated with the restart began today at 7 a.m. local time and were expected to be over by Dec. 15 at the same time, the Kingsport, Tennessee-based company said in the filing with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

The Longview chemical complex uses 55,000 barrels a day of propane and ethane as feedstocks to make 40 chemical products, according to the company’s website. It’s supplied by seven pipelines from Texas’s Gulf Coast.

Longview is 126 miles (203 kilometers) east of Dallas.

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