India’s Haldia Petrochemicals resumes April BD shipments

21 April 2010 09:35  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS news)--India's Haldia Petrochemicals has resumed its April shipments of butadiene (BD) after some delays caused by a two-week outage at its plant last month, a company source said on Wednesday.

The company had ramped up the operating rate at its newly expanded 100,000 tonne/year butadiene (BD) unit to around 90% after it was restarted in early April, the source added.

“We have resumed the April contract shipments to our customers in southeast (SE) Asia. May contract shipments will be on track and on schedule,” the source said.

The company had to delay its April BD contract shipments after its cracker and BD unit were shut down for about two weeks from 17 March due to technical problems.

Haldia exports about 6,000 tonnes of BD each month from the unit at its cracker complex at Haldia in West Bengal state.

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