02 June 2010 12:23 [Source: ICIS news]
LONDON (ICIS news)--Dow Chemical’s butadiene (BD) unit at Boehlen in Germany is still in start-up phase because of restart problems at the site’s cracker, a company source said on Wednesday.
“We are still starting up, [we] should be back by Friday” the source said.
The company had taken the unit down for eight weeks of planned maintenance at the beginning of April, which had run alongside a turnaround scheduled at the site’s cracker.
The Boehlen unit has the capacity to produce 105,000 tonnes/year of butadiene, according to ICIS plants and projects.
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Spot BD prices were firm and currently pegged around €1,700/tonne ($2,073/tonne) FD (free delivered) NWE (northwest
The second quarter contract price settled at €1,275/tonne, up €325/tonne from the first quarter because of tight supply and demand conditions.
The June monthly contract price recently settled at €1,400/tonne FD, up €50/tonne from May.
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