20 February 2008 11:48 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS news)--GAIL India expects to reach full capacity at its new 100,000 tonne/year high density polyethylene (HDPE) plant in Pata, Uttar Pradesh, by April, a source close to the company said on Wednesday.?xml:namespace>
The plant, which started up in January, was currently running at 75% of capacity due to technical issues, the source said.
Meanwhile, GAIL’s second 100,000 tonne/year HDPE plant and a swing plant at the same site with a capacity to produce 210,000 tonnes/year of linear low density PE (LLDPE)/HDPE, had resumed normal production levels after feedstock shortages, the source added.
“The plants had been running at reduced rates in January due to a shortage of gas feedstock but gas availability is now back to normal,” the source said.
The shortages were caused by reduced pressure in the gas pipeline due to the severe winter, he added.
For the latest chemical news, data and analysis that directly impacts your business sign up for a free trial to ICIS news - the breaking online news service for the global chemical industry.
Get the facts and analysis behind the headlines from our market leading weekly magazine: sign up to a free trial to ICIS Chemical Business.
|ICIS news FREE TRIAL|
|Get access to breaking chemical news as it happens.|
|ICIS Global Petrochemical Index (IPEX)|
|ICIS Global Petrochemical Index (IPEX). Download the free tabular data and a chart of the historical index|