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

Canadian firms plan BC gas plant, target LNG export

08/19/2014 AltaGas Ltd. and Painted Pony Petroleum Ltd., both of Calgary, have agreed to develop processing and marketing of natural gas and NGLs for Painted ...

NRL lets contract for Karachi refining complex

08/19/2014 Pakistan’s National Refinery Ltd. (NRL) has let a contract to China National Chemical Engineering Corp. Ltd. (CNCEC) for work related to the upgrad...

CSB releases incident report for Tesoro’s Martinez refinery

08/18/2014 Loose pipe fittings are to blame for a sulfuric acid release that seriously injured two workers in early February at the alkylation unit of Tesoro ...

Hydrogen unit shuttered at Neste’s Porvoo refinery

08/18/2014 Neste Oil Corp. has shuttered a hydrogen production unit for repairs at its 205,000-b/d Porvoo refinery in the Kilpilahti Industrial Area, about 20...

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