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Westlake to Expand Ethylene Capacity in Lake Charles
September 24, 2012

Westlake Chemical Corporation (NYSE:WLK) announced Monday that it will perform planned maintenance and an expansion of the Petro 2 ethylene unit at its complex in Lake Charles, LA in the first quarter of 2013.

This expansion will increase ethane-based ethylene capacity by approximately 230 - 240 million pounds annually in support of the Company's ethylene integration strategy. The unit is expected to be down approximately 50 days for the work to be completed.

Source: Westlake Chemical Corp.

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