Iran's Jam to keep cracker op rates low into H1 May

27 April 2010 11:28  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS news)--Iran’s Jam Petrochemical is expected to continue running its 1.32m tonne/year cracker in Assaluyeh at reduced rates of close to 50% into the first half May due to feedstock issues, a source close to the company said on Tuesday.

An ongoing maintenance shutdown at an upstream refinery had limited the supply of feedstock to Jam, he said.

Jam had to cut its ethylene output early last week, the source said.

Jam – the largest cracker in the country – was previously running at above 60% of its capacity.

Separately, Arya Sasol’s 1m tonne/year cracker at the same site is expected to resume operations this week following a turnaround that started in mid April, the source said.

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