28 September 2009 11:19 [Source: ICIS news]
LONDON (ICIS news)--BP Refining and Petrochemical’s (BPRP) No 4 cracker at its Gelsenkirchen site in Germany has tripped because of a technical problem, a company source said on Monday.
“The cracker went down on Saturday [26 September],” the source said, adding that it would be down until “at least Sunday [4 October]”.
Reduced operating rates were possible once the cracker had been brought back online, but this would depend on the extent of furnace damage caused by the forced shutdown, according to the source.
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