05 October 2010 09:43 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS)--India's Haldia Petrochemicals Ltd (HPL) has shut its naphtha cracker in West Bengal with a nameplate capacity of 700,000 tonnes/year of ethylene since 3 October due to a snag, a company source said on Tuesday.
“It wasn’t a leakage. There was a technical problem on Sunday and the cracker has since shut entirely,” he said.
The cracker was expected to resume operations in a few days, the source added.
HPL buys 50,000 tonnes of full-range naphtha each month in the spot market, mostly via tender, he said.
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