Shell Singapore shuts 800,000 tonne/year cracker - sources

04 August 2010 05:14  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Energy giant Shell’s new 800,000 tonne/year mixed-feed cracker in Singapore suffered an outage and was shut since Tuesday evening, market sources said on Wednesday.

The company could not be reached for comment.

“There was flaring since yesterday,” said one source.

Commissioned in March, the cracker -- an integral part of Shell Eastern Petrochemicals Complex (SEPC) – could also produce 450,000 tonnes/year of propylene and 230,000 tonnes/year of benzene.

With additional reporting by Mahua Chakravarty and Aaron Cheong

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