04 December 2009 12:18 [Source: ICIS news]
LONDON (ICIS news)--BP Refining and Petrochemicals (BPRP) has lifted the force majeure on ethylene (C2) and propylene (C3) supplies from its Gelsenkirchen 4 cracker in Germany, a company source said on Friday.
“We are pleased to announce that we lifted our Force Majeure of September 28th today” the source said.
The forces majeures were declared shortly after an unexpected shutdown at the cracker, one of two operated by BPRP at the site.
The cracker was restarted mid-October but ran at reduced rates because two furnaces were still offline.
The cracker is capable of producing 515,000 tonnes/year ethylene and 260,000 tonnes/year propylene, according to the ICIS plants and projects database.
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