09 April 2010 11:22 [Source: ICIS news]
TOKYO (ICIS news)--Japan’s production of ethylene decreased by 13.5% to 513,400 tonnes in March compared with the previous month because three naphtha crackers were shut for maintenance, a government official said on Friday.
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The three crackers were scheduled to be restarted around middle to late April, he added.
Although three crackers were shut, operating rates of the rest of the crackers were higher compared with the same period a year earlier, the official said.
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