Indonesia's Pertamina restarts Cilacap aromatics plant on 27 Aug

13 August 2010 05:51  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Indonesian state-owned producer Pertamina will restart its Cilacap-based aromatics plant on 27 August after a regular maintenance shutdown, said a company source late on Thursday.

The unit producing about 105,000 tonnes/year of benzene and 270,000 tonnes/year of paraxylene (PX) was taken off line in mid-July.

The company had stopped supplying benzene on term basis to its domestic customers during the turnaround period, the source said.

Once back in operations, the plant would be run at near full capacity, he added.

Some of the other key aromatics producers in southeast Asia are Indonesia’s TPPI, Singapore-based ExxonMobil and Thailand’s PTT.

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By: Mahua Chakravarty
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