Westlake Chemical's Lake Charles Complex Restarted Following Hurricane Rita

Westlake Chemical's Lake Charles Complex Restarted Following Hurricane Rita

HOUSTON, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Westlake Chemical Corporation (NYSE: WLK) announced today that its olefins petrochemical complex in Lake Charles, Louisiana has been restarted following an orderly shut down in anticipation of Hurricane Rita and that its ethylene units are operating.

The downstream polyethylene and styrene units are expected to return to normal operations over the course of the next few days. The company is continuing to work with its customers to allocate products on a fair and equitable basis.

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

SOURCE Westlake Chemical Corporation

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