13 January 2010 03:48 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS news)--Energy giant ExxonMobil is due to shut its 900,000 tonne/year cracker in Singapore in mid-February for two weeks to change some parts, a source familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.
The scheduled maintenance is expected to further support Asian petrochemical prices, at a time of bullish demand and low supply.
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“The producer plans to shut its cracker in mid-February to replace an equipment,” the source said.
There was no immediate comment from ExxonMobil about the planned turnaround.
ExxonMobil's downstream units include a 480,000 tonne/year polyethylene (PE) plant and a 275,000 tonne/year polypropylene (PP) unit.
Additional reporting by Chow Bee Lin and Mahua Chakravarty
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