25 February 2010 04:04 [Source: ICIS news]
GUANGZHOU (ICIS news)--Petrochemical majors Sinopec and Saudi Basic Industries Corp (SABIC) have been running their ?xml:namespace>
“Such operation rate would be kept in the next three months at least as the upstream refinery would run at [an] 80% rate during the period,” said the source in Mandarin.
The cracker gets naphtha feedstock from a
All the downstream facilities of the cracker would also operate at around 70% load, he added.
These include an ethylene oxide/ethylene glycol (EO/EG) unit that can produce 40,000 tonnes/year of EO and 360,000 tonnes/year of EG; a 300,000 tonne/year linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) plant; a 300,000 tonne/year high density polyethylene (HDPE) facility.
The petrochemical facility in Tianjin also has a 450,000 tonne/year polypropylene (PP) plant, a 600,000 tonne/year cracked gasoline hydrogenation unit, a 200,000 tonne/year butadiene extraction facility, a 350,000 tonne/year phenol/acetone unit; and a 120,000/50,000 tonne/year methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE)/ butene-1 plant.
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