27 April 2009 08:25 [Source: ICIS news]
“The cracker was shut yesterday and the company is targeting to restart it before the end of this week,” the source said.
The unplanned outage is expected to affect Qapco’s ethylene exports.
The company usually exports around three cargoes of 4,000-5,000 tonnes each of ethylene every month but it is likely to ship out only 1-2 cargoes for May loading, he said.
Separately, Qapco’s new 1.3m tonne/year ethane cracker at the same site is still expected to come on stream in the early part of the fourth quarter, he added.
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