07 July 2010 08:37 [Source: ICIS news]
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“We do not know what is the cause of the explosion yet,” the official said in Mandarin, adding that no one was injured at the 700,000 tonne/year cracker.
He added that the outage would affect ethylene supply to derivative plants but could not say if this would mean shutdowns at downstream units.
FPC's No 2 cracker at the same site can produce 1.03m tonnes/year of ethylene and the No 3 cracker has a nameplate ethylene capacity of 1.2m tonnes/year.
With additional reporting by Felicia Loo
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