Friday, May 20, 2005

The sorrows of ethylene

Ethylene is the most widely used petrochemical and the main ingredient in most plastics. Approach the debonair young artist who's soused in the corner and try that line as an icebreaker at your next stuffy cocktail party.
Then, note that the ChevonPhillips Chemical complex in Sweeny is giving advance notice that it'll be emitting beaucoup stuff in the coming days due to equipment problems with the first Ethylene Unit 22 startup. Said unit had to be shut down and restarted.
[chevronphillips emissions report]


Anonymous said...

Interesting. Dylan smoked weed and was still quoted by Jimmy Carter.

H. Brute
Sharpstown TX

Corey said...

Ya know, my Dad has worked in 22 Unit for years. This is not surprising.