11 November 2010 07:46 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Qatar Fuel Additives Company Limited (QFAC) plans to shut its 610,000 tonne/year methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) plant in Mesaieed, Qatar, for a regular turnaround in October next year, a source close to the company said on Thursday.
The plant is currently operating at 100%, he added.
MTBE is used as an additive to improve gasoline's octane levels.
QFAC last shut the plant in May this year for a scheduled maintenance, the source said.
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