Taiwan’s CPC runs No 4 cracker at 90-95% after restart

28 April 2010 04:19  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS news)--Taiwan’s Chinese Petroleum Corp (CPC) is running its 385,000 tonne/year No 4 naphtha cracker in Linyuan at 90-95% of capacity, after the facility was restarted on schedule following a shutdown early this month, a company official said on Wednesday.

The cracker resumed operations on 17-18 April, he said.

The plant was taken off line in early April due to some maintenance works on an external power system, the official said.

CPC also runs two other crackers in Taiwan were running at 90-95% operating rate this month, he said.

The company has a 230,000 tonne/year No 3 cracker, also located in Linyuan, and a 500,000 tonne/year No 5 cracker in Kaohsiung.

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