LyondellBasell shuts down Texas POSM unit

OREANDA-NEWS. LyondellBasell shut down a unit at its Channelview, Texas, propylene oxide/styrene monomer plant last week following a leak on an exchanger head, according to a filing with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

The leak was discovered around 8:35 p.m. on 19 February, and emissions ended at 12:20 a.m. on 20 February, after the unit was shut down. The company reported emissions of benzene and ethyl benzene during the event.