14 May 2009 02:36 [Source: ICIS news]
SEOUL (ICIS news)--Yeochun Naphtha Cracking Center (YNCC), South Korea’s largest cracker operator, restarted its 850,000 tonne/year No 1 cracker in Yeocheon on Thursday after a brief outage due to compressor problems, a company source said.
“We are still trying to get on-spec material,” he said, adding that the ethylene production loss so far was estimated at 4,000-5,000 tonnes.
He said the company was likely to reduce ethylene exports this month but the extent of the cut would depend on the cracker operating status.
YNCC typically exports 25,000-27,000 tonnes of ethylene each month.
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