06 September 2006 16:19 [Source: ICIS news]
LONDON (ICIS news)--Shell’s two crackers based at Wesseling, Germany went down unexpectedly this morning and there is no news as to what the problem is or when they may be restarted, a company source said on Wednesday.
Shell’s 240,000 tonnes/year 2B cracker was already running at reduced rates following a power outage late on 16 August, but up till this morning, its 260,000 tonnes/year 2A cracker had been running normally.
“The issues need investigating and we don’t know any more at this time,” the source said.
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