23 February 2009 09:21 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS news)--ExxonMobil plans to shut down one of its aromatics lines in Singapore for a turnaround in March, industry sources said on Monday.
The company would shut the Jurong Aromatics Plant (JAR) that produces about 250,000 tonnes/year of benzene early next month, with plans to put it back on line towards end-March, one of the sources said.
JAR also produces 180,000 tonnes/year of toluene and 400,000 tonnes/year of paraxylene (PX), according to the company's website. Its toluene output is mainly used for ExxonMobil's gasoline production, the source added.
ExxonMobil also operates another aromatics line called Singapore Aromatics Recovery (SAR), which produces 190,000 tonnes/year of benzene and 420,000 tonnes/year of PX, based on the company's website.
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