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Update on Ike, Part 2

Evonik Degussa’s carbon black plant in Orange, Texas remains shut down in the wake of Hurricane Ike. The plant was not flooded and damage is light. However, power is still out in the area, and employees are not yet able to return to work. The company expects the plant to be down for at least another week. Evonik Degussa reports that it is able to fill its orders from other plants.

Aside from Orange, all of the carbon black plants shut down in preparation for Ike have restarted.

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Update: Turns out I had some wrong information regarding the post-storm situation. Sid Richardson’s plant at Addis, Louisiana started back up today, not over the weekend as previously reported, due to continued delays in restoring electrical power. The plant shut down over the weekend of August 30/31 in preparation for Hurricane Gustav. It sustained only cosmetic damage from the storm.

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