Indonesia’s Pertamina to shut aromatics plant in July

30 April 2010 05:56  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS news)--Indonesia’s state-owned producer, Pertamina, will shut its aromatics unit at Cilacap in early July for scheduled maintenance, a company source said late on Thursday.

The facility, which has a nameplate capacity of 105,000 tonnes/year of benzene and 275,000 tonnes/year of paraxylene (PX), would resume production from the third week of August, the source added.

The shutdown was earlier scheduled to commence in June, but the source declined to give any reason for the delay.

Due to the shutdown, the company would not be supplying benzene and PX on term basis and planned to resume supplies from late August or so, the source added.

Other key suppliers of benzene in southeast Asia include Singapore-based ExxonMobil and Thailand’s PTT.

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By: Mahua Chakravarty
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