13 June 2008 10:36 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS news)--Yeochun Naphtha Cracking Centre has shut its benzene, toluene and solvent grade xylene (BTX) plants due to a lack of feedstock caused by the shutdown of its No 2 cracker, a company source said on Friday.
“As the No 2 cracker is shut, the No 2 BTX plant has been shut as there is no pygas feedstock,” the source said in Korean.
The BTX plant, which produces 120,000 tonnes/year of benzene, 60,000 tonnes/year of toluene and 40,000 tonnes/year of solvent grade xylene, will only be restarted when the 550,000 tonne/year No 2 cracker is restarted, the source added.
The company’s No 2 cracker was shut on Friday at 1700 local time (0800 GMT) due to a leakage in one of its towers.
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