Shell’s C2, C3 Moerdijk cracker to shut down

06 November 2008 12:54  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS news)--Shell’s cracker based at its site in Moerdijk, the Netherlands, will shut down on 7 November for four to five weeks because of a technical issue, a company source said on Thursday.

A force majeure declaration on ethylene (C2) and propylene (C3) was unlikely, the source said, given the current state of these markets.

Other products would have to be under allocation, the source said, with further information expected later on Thursday about which ones will be affected.

The cracker has the capacity to produce 900,000 tonnes/year ethylene and 500,000 tonnes/year propylene.

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By: Nel Weddle
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