HOUSTON, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Westlake Chemical Corporation (NYSE: WLK) announced today that electrical power has been restored to its olefins petrochemical complex in Lake Charles, Louisiana, following an orderly shut down in anticipation of Hurricane Rita and further indicated it expects all remaining utilities to be fully available by this weekend. All necessary personnel have been contacted and are returning to work to assist in completing the remaining repairs and preparing the facilities for a safe and timely return to operations, now projected to be by the end of next week.
Westlake Chemical Corporation is a manufacturer and supplier of petrochemicals, polymers and fabricated products with headquarters in Houston, Texas. The company's range of products includes: ethylene, polyethylene, styrene, propylene, caustic, VCM, PVC and PVC pipe, windows and fence. For more information, visit the company's Web site at http://www.westlakechemical.com.
Contact: Ruth I. Dreessen - Investors David R. Hansen - Media (both at 713-960-9111) Web site: http://www.westlakechemical.com
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