Williams proceeding with Geismar olefins plant expansion

Williams Olefins LLC, a subsidiary of Williams Partners LP, said it intends to proceed with expansion plans at its Geismar olefins plant as the company continues to review the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s release of findings related to an investigation into a June explosion at the Geismar, La., site (OGJ Online, June 13, 2013).

While Williams confirmed it has received and still is carefully reviewing OSHA’s investigation findings and analyses, the company continues to execute its plan (OGJ Online, June 25, 2013) to rebuild, turnaround, and expand the Geismar plant by April 2014, according to a Dec. 11 release.

Repair and expansion work started following the June blast (OGJ Online, Aug. 6, 2013) remains ongoing, as does the company’s internal investigation into the incident, Williams said.

The planned April 2014 restart at Geismar will bring online an expansion announced in 2012 designed to increase the plant’s ethylene production capacity by about 50% (OGJ Online, Apr. 10, 2012; Jan. 4, 2012).

Related Articles

CNPC, Rosneft advance Tianjin refinery project

10/13/2014 China National Petroleum Corp. (CNPC) and OAO Rosneft have signed an agreement for the extension of strategic cooperation on the Tianjin joint vent...

Lukoil restarts Romanian refinery

10/13/2014 Russia’s OAO Lukoil has restarted operations at its subsidiary AO Petrotel-Lukoil’s 2.4-million tonne/year refinery in Ploiesti, Romania, 55 km out...

Happy coincidence underlies Obama's oil and gas boasts


American political custom allows presidents to take credit for whatever economic joy arises while they're in office.

Groups sue to block California refinery expansion

10/10/2014 Environmental groups have petitioned a California superior court to stop Alon USA Energy Inc. from moving forward with a plan to expand existing re...

Careers at TOTAL

Careers at TOTAL - Videos

More than 600 job openings are now online, watch videos and learn more!


Click Here to Watch

Other Oil & Gas Industry Jobs

Search More Job Listings >>
Stay Connected