NewsFlashTotal lifts force majeure on Gonfreville PX, OX

15 November 2005 14:57  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS news)--French energy major Total has lifted its force majeure on paraxylene and orthoxylene from the Gonfreville aromatics facility in northwest France, a company official said on Tuesday.

The contractual caveat was declared on 29 September after production was forced to stop due to a lack of feedstock as a result of a strike at Total’s 343,000 bbl/day L’Orcher Gonfreville refinery.

Production at the 135,000 tonne/year paraxylene and 110,000 tonne/year orthoxylene units were restarted on 22 October at reduced rates.

Normal operating rates on paraxylene and orthoxylene were reached on 6 November, the official said.

By: Rebecca Clarke
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