18 June 2008 09:47 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS news)--Shell Chemicals is on track to shut down its 70,000 tonne/year isopropanol (IPA) plant on Bukom island, Singapore, in late June or July due to insufficient propylene feedstock, a source close to the company said on Wednesday.
“The plant is not shut yet but the target is still for late June or July,” he said.
The decision to take the plant offline was due to a shutdown at an upstream unit, he added, declining to provide further details.
Shell’s Bukom plant is the only facility of its kind in southeast Asia.
Meanwhile, IPA spot prices were assessed up $20-30/tonne at $1,470-1,510/tonne CFR (cost and freight) ?xml:namespace>
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