15 May 2008 09:31 [Source: ICIS news]
SHANGHAI(ICIS news)--Three dimethyl ether (DME) producers in southwest China have resumed normal production after Monday's earthquake but logistics problems remain in some badly damaged areas, company sources said on Thursday.
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“Our end-users were mainly located in neighbouring provinces, east and south of
“DME transportation mainly uses trucks and some roads in quake-hit areas were still disrupted,” he said.
The company, based in Luzhou city,
Another two producers, Tianyu Chemicals in
Producers will likely reduce operation on high inventories as DME transportation was halted due to disrupted road transport, some traders said.
Relief workers were rushing to reopen the roads to Wenchuan county, the epicenter of the 7.9-magnitude earthquake, from four directions.
“We have made a large breakthrough this morning,” the Ministry of Communications said.
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