03 December 2010 08:20 [Source: ICIS news]
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The facility may remain off line for about two weeks but the exact duration had not been finalised yet, the source said
Sinopec Yangzi Petrochemical would reduce the operating rate of its 850,000 tonne/year paraxylene (PX) unit at the same time as a result of the shutdown of the aromatics facility, the source added.
Benzene and toluene were mainly for captive use, which meant the shutdown would have minimal impact on the market, the source added.
However, the reduced PX output would force the company to buy cargoes, the source added.
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