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Sasol provides update on Lake Charles chemicals project

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Sasol has provided an update on its Lake Charles chemicals project (LCCP) in Louisiana, US.

The last remaining LCCP unit to come online is the Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE) plant, which was damaged during a fire in January 2020. Repair work to the unit is ongoing and the unit is expected to achieve beneficial operation (BO) before the end of October 2020. Some challenges were experienced in the completion of the restoration process, resulting in a slight delay to the previous market guidance of a BO date before September 2020.

Overall project completion was at 99% and CAPEX amounted to US$12.7 billion.

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