21 April 2005 11:27 [Source: ICIS news]
GUANGZHOU (CNI)--Indonesia’s Pertamina plans to debottleneck its 275,000 tonne/year paraxylene (PX) plant in Cilacap, Central Java, to 390,000 tonne/year, a company source said on Thursday.
The source said the debottlenecking would be completed in 2006. However, the additional output would be sold in the domestic market cut Indonesia's heavy reliance on PX imports.
Pertamina will remain Indonesia’s only PX producer until another local company, Trans-Pacific Petrochemical Indotama (TPPI), starts up its 500,000 tonne/year unit in the first quarter of 2006.
Pertamina also runs a 225,000 tonne/year purified terephthalic acid (PTA) plant in Plaju, South Sumatra.
The company source was speaking at the sidelines of the China Petrochemicals & Feedstocks Summit 2005, which was organised by IBC Asia. The two-day conference ends on Friday.
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