China’s Qilu Petchem runs cracker at 80% till end-Sept

06 September 2010 08:32  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China's Sinopec subsidiary Qilu Petrochemical will run its 800,000 tonne/year naphtha cracker at Zibo in eastern Shandong province at around 80% till the end of September, a company source said on Monday.

“We are still repairing the furnace which caught fire last month and the furnace still needs heating after fixing it. So I think we will raise the operating rate of the cracker by the end of this month,” the source said.

The company had to cut the capacity by 20% from 26 August after an unexpected fire hit the cracker, according to an earlier report from ICIS.

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