08/18/2014

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Manufacturing disruption at Huntsman's Port Neches facility

According to Huntsman, the disruption occurred on Thursday, 14 August 2014, and was caused by equipment failure. The Port Neches facility manufactures methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE), propylene oxide (PO) and propylene glycols (PG). The manufacturing disruption also impacts internal PO supply to downstream MDI systems, amines, surfactants and propylene oxide derivatives. The affected unit is expected to be off-line for two to three weeks, with an estimated negative impact of USD 30 million EBITDA for Huntsman's Polyurethanes and Performance Products divisions. It is yet to be determined whether this will impact the planned maintenance scheduled for the first half of 2015, said the company.

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