20 March 2008 10:41 [Source: ICIS news]
LONDON (ICIS news)--Petkim has resumed benzene production at its ?xml:namespace>
“We brought the plant up over weekend and it was at full capacity as of Monday,” the source said.
The Aliaga unit produces 135,000 tonnes/year of benzene, according to ICIS plants and projects.
There had been no visible effect on the European benzene market, key players said.
Spot benzene for March had been traded at $1,145/tonne (€732/tonne) CIF (cost, insurance and freight) ARA (Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Antwerp) on Wednesday, down $15/tonne on front-month trades heard at the start of the week.
($1 = €0.64)
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