16 July 2008 06:08 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS news)--Petrochemical Corp of Singapore (PCS) shut down its 475,000 tonne/year No 1 naphtha cracker on Wednesday for nearly 40 days of scheduled maintenance, a company source said.
The cracker was expected to restart around 23 August he said, adding that there were no plans to turn around its No 2 cracker, which produces 615,000 tonnes/year of ethylene, until 2011 or 2012.
The No 2 cracker was currently running at a reduced rate of 80-85% due to high feedstock naphtha costs, he said.
PCS is a 50:50 joint venture between Japan-Singapore Petrochemicals Co and oil major Shell.
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