OQ Chemicals Corporation declares Force Majeure for oxo-alcohols, aldehydes, acids and esters

16 February 2021

OQ Chemicals Corporation is being forced to temporarily shut down its facilities in Bay City, Texas, USA due to severe weather adversely affecting the Texas Gulf Coast and its terminals, inland shipping and marine facilities, and the operations of OQ Chemicals.

As a result of the plant shutdown, OQ Chemicals Corporation is declaring force majeure until further notice and suspending its delivery obligations for oxo-alcohols, aldehydes, acids and esters.

Fred Gaytan, Vice President of OQ Chemicals Corporation, said, “OQ Chemicals is closely following what is happening around this Force Majeure event. We are working flat out to resume production as soon as possible. We apologize for the inconvenience. Our sales force will keep our customers informed of the situation, especially when we resume production at the Bay City, Texas facility. "

About OQ Chemicals
OQ Chemicals (formerly Oxea) is a global manufacturer of oxo intermediates and oxo derivatives such as alcohols, polyols, carboxylic acids, special esters and amines. These are used to manufacture high-quality coatings, lubricants, cosmetic and pharmaceutical products, aromas and fragrances, printing inks and plastics. OQ Chemicals employs more than 1,400 people worldwide and is part of OQ, an integrated energy company with origins in Oman. OQ was created in 2019 after the successful integration of nine companies. OQ operates in 13 countries and covers the entire value chain in the hydrocarbon sector, from exploration and production to the marketing and distribution of its products. OQ sells its fuels and chemicals in over 60 countries worldwide.chemicals.oq.com available.

contact OQ Chemicals GmbH, Rheinpromenade 4a, 40789 Monheim am Rhein
Thorsten Ostermann, Communications and Press Relations
Tel .: +49 (0) 2173 9993-3009, [email protected]


Source: businesswire.com