Total to restart Carling chemicals output in February 2010

30 December 2009 14:35  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS news)--Total will resume chemical production at its Carling-Saint-Avold site in France by February after an explosion in July, the European oil refiner said on Wednesday.

A spokesperson said Total's cracker, which exploded on 15 July during a restart, killing two workers and injuring six, would restart at 60% of its production capacity in February.

"In the second quarter the cracker's output production will be operating at 100%,” the spokesperson added.

Total produces 325,000 tonnes/year of benzene, 320,000 tonnes/year of ethylene, 230,000 tonnes/year of linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE), 210,000 tonnes/year of polystyrene and 115,000 tonnes/year of propylene at its Carling-Saint-Avold site, according to ICIS plants and projects.

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By: Franco Capaldo
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