12 December 2008 13:15 [Source: ICIS news]
LONDON (ICIS news)--Shell’s cracker based at its site in Moerdijk, the Netherlands, is back online following its restart midweek after an unplanned shutdown, a company source said on Friday.
The cracker shut down because of a technical issue on 7 November and had been expected to be out of action for four to five weeks.
Force majeure was declared on butadiene at the site on 10 November as a result of the cracker shutdown. It was not immediately clear whether this was still in place.
Shell has the capacity to produce 115,000 tonnes/year of butadiene at Moerdijk, according to the ICIS plants and projects database, using crude C4 sourced from the cracker.
In related news, Shell’s fluid catalytic cracker (FCC) at Pernis, the
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