30 March 2009 17:50 [Source: ICIS news]
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“The start-up process has begun, but we’ve not started up yet … not before the end of next week”, the source said, in response to suggestions on the sidelines of the National Petroleum & Refiners Association (NPRA) meeting that the cracker had already been restarted.
No restart date was disclosed in the shutdown announcement, but market sources had speculated that the cracker would be restarted to accommodate the April start-up of SABIC’s new 400,000 tonne/year low density polyethylene (LDPE) unit at the site.
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