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Aug. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Westlake Chemical Corporation (NYSE:WLK) today stated that it received on
July 30, 2013, a copy of a complaint filed by Eastman Chemical Company (NYSE:EMN) with the Texas Railroad Commission regarding
Westlake's pipeline that transports ethylene between
Mont Belvieu, Texas, and
Longview, Texas, where both
Westlake and Eastman have operating facilities. In its complaint and related public statements to the media and investors, Eastman contends that recent changes made by
Westlake to the pipeline tariff and the terms and conditions of the pipeline usage, cost and service, were made to delay the divesture of some of Eastman's ethylene cracking units and would also impact its production capacity in
Westlake noted that it plans to respond to Eastman's complaint to the Texas Railroad Commission as required.
Westlake does not agree with Eastman's position as outlined in its complaint. The changes made to the pipeline tariff were made in accordance with standard practices and reflect market conditions and were in no way intended to impact Eastman's operation of its facilities in
Longview nor were these changes made to delay Eastman's divesture efforts.
Westlake is committed to continued long-term safe operation, support for the employees and investment at the
Westlake Chemical Corporation (WLK)
Westlake Chemical Corporation is a manufacturer and supplier of petrochemicals, polymers and building products with headquarters in
Houston, Texas. The company's range of products includes ethylene, polyethylene, styrene, propylene, caustic, VCM, PVC and PVC pipe and specialty components, windows, and fence. For more information visit the company's web page at
The statements in this release relating to Westlake's future commitments, as well as any other matters that are not historical facts, are forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties. Actual results could differ materially. For more detailed information about factors that could cause actual results to differ materially, please refer to Westlake's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012, which was filed in February 2013.
SOURCE Westlake Chemical Corporation