18 July 2008 09:50 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS news)--Singapore’s Petrochemical Corporation of Singapore (PCS) has shut down its 65,000 tonne/year No 1 methyl tertiary butyl ethyl (MTBE) plant for a scheduled maintenance, industry sources said on Friday.
The plant on Jurong Island, Singapore would be shut down from 14 July to 21 August, they added.
Its 100,000 tonne/year No 2 plant at the same site was running at full capacity, sources said.
MTBE supplies would remain tight for the next month due to the PCS turnaround, a source said.
Notional values for MTBE were this week assessed lower by $15/tonne to $1,195-1,200/tonne FOB (free on board) Singapore for August lifting.
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