Qatar Fuel Additives to shut MTBE plant in Oct 2011

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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By: Felicia Loo

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