29 June 2010 09:21 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS news)--Thailand's Bangkok Synthetics Co (BST) will not offer any spot cargoes of methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) in July and August, due to a reduction in feedstock supply, an industry source said on Tuesday.
BST last sold a spot MTBE cargo for June loading, the source added.
“The supplier is reducing operating rates due to an upcoming turnaround, so BST will get less C4 feedstock,” he said.
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Iso-butylene, which is a component of the C4 chain, is used as a feedstock for making MTBE. C4 is a product from a naphtha steam cracker or a catalytic cracker.For more on methyl tertiary butyl ether, visit ICIS chemical intelligence
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