YNCC cuts Yeocheon No 1 cracker’s rate to 95% due to decoking

11 February 2010 10:54  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS news)--South Korea’s Yeochun Naphtha Cracking Center (YNCC) has reduced the operating rate of its 850,000 tonne/year No 1 naphtha cracker, located at Yeocheon, due to decoking activity, a company source said on Thursday.

The company reduced the cracker’s run rate to 95% from 100%, the source said.

It was not immediately clear when the decoking process would end, the source added.

YNCC, the largest cracker operator in South Korea, has three plants with a combined capacity of 1.81m tonnes/year.

On 20 January, a source from YNCC said the company would continue to operate its three crackers at maximum capacity in February amid strong petrochemical margins.

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