06 June 2007 20:18 [Source: ICIS news]
HOUSTON (ICIS news)--The Profalca propylene splitter in Venezuela remained down on Wednesday after being shut on 20 May, but was expected to restart next week, a Latin American source said.
The splitter, which makes polymer-grade propylene (PGP), was shut due to problems with off-spec material, the source said.
As a result, Colombian buyers will take five cargos of PGP from the US Gulf in June, up from the normal three, the source said.
Venezuela’s state-owned oil company PDVSA, which has a stake in Profalca, could not be reached to comment on the status of the splitter.
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