19 March 2010 03:22 [Source: ICIS news]
GUANGZHOU (ICIS news)--Sinopec's subsidiary Guangzhou Petrochemical is running its 220,000 tonne/year cracker at Guangzhou in the southern province of Guangdong normally, after a fire at the facility shut its 8m tonne/year refinery, a company source said on Friday.
The fire, which started at around 15:30 hours local time (07:30 GMT) on Thursday due to a leakage from a wax oil pump was brought under control at around 21:00 hours the same day. No injuries were reported.
“It is not known when the refinery will be restarted. If it takes too long, say more than one week to fix, the cracker could also be shut to wait for naphtha feedstock,” the source added.
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Li Li from CBI contributed to this article
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