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Texas Petrochemicals Successfully Resumes Operations Following Hurricane Humberto Landfall
Friday September 14, 12:18 pm ET

HOUSTON, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Texas Petrochemicals, Inc. today announced the Company's Port Neches facility has safely resumed its operations and all units are on line following a short outage as a result of Hurricane Humberto's landfall in southeast Texas.

Severe weather resulted in a partial loss of power at the facility that resulted in a plant shutdown. Operations personnel took necessary action in order to safely restore power to the plant, which occurred at noon on Thursday. There was minimal damage sustained during this time and plant security and environmental systems remained intact throughout the duration of the shutdown.

The Company has hurricane procedures in place with which it complies during hurricane season. These procedures outline plans for the safety of employees, neighbors and assets based on the best available information concerning the intensity and potential for severe weather in the area. TPC's top priority during the threat of severe weather is the safety and well being of its employees, their families and the surrounding community.

TPC's Houston and Baytown facilities were not impacted by the storm and have maintained normal operations.

Headquartered in Houston, Texas, Texas Petrochemicals Inc. is a premier chemical company with more than $1.5 billion in annual sales. Its products are sold to a wide range of performance, specialty and intermediate markets, including synthetic rubber, fuel additives, plastics and detergents. The Company has manufacturing facilities in the industrial corridor adjacent to the Houston Ship Channel, Port Neches and Baytown, Texas and operates a product terminal in Lake Charles, Louisiana.

Source: Texas Petrochemicals, Inc.

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