05 June 2008 06:04 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS news) – Taiwan’s Chinese Petroleum Corp (CPC) has cut production rates at all three of its crackers to 85% due to problems in the water tower, a company source said on Thursday.
"In summer, the water quality in Taiwan gets pretty bad and it has been causing some problems in our productions. The rainy season is coming and that should solve the water quality issues," the source added.
The company lowers its operating rates every summer to reduce the effects of the poor quality of water the source said adding that it would ramp up production once the monsoon sets in.
The reduction in operating rates at its crackers would not affect CPC's aromatics production, the source added.
CPC operates three crackers in Taiwan, two in Lin Yuan with capacities of 385,000 tonnes/year and 230,000 tonnes/year and one in Kaohsiung with a capacity of 500,000 tonnes/year.
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