04 June 2009 14:44 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS news)--The joint-venture aromatics project between China National Offshore Oil Corp (CNOOC) and Kings Group could see on-spec production by the end of this month or early July, a company source said.
“Raw materials were fed in on Monday but, so far, we’ve yet to achieve on-spec production. We hope to do so by the end of this month or in early next month,” one of the sources said.
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It is to have a nameplate capacity of 800,000 tonnes/year of paraxylene and 105,000 tonnes/year of benzene,
The complex is located next to a new refinery that started operations in late April. Feedstocks from this refinery would be used for the aromatics complex.
The project is 80% owned by the state-affiliated CNOOC. Kings Group, a conglomerate based in
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