10 December 2010 07:12 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Thailand's Bangkok Synthetics (BST) has restarted its methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) plant in Rayong following a regular turnaround, a source close to the company said on Friday.
BST shut the 55,000 tonne/year plant from 23 November - 9 December, he added.
“BST just started the plant last night. The plant is operating at near full capacity,” the source said.
MTBE is used as an additive to improve the octane levels in gasoline.
For the latest chemical news, data and analysis that directly impacts your business sign up for a free trial to ICIS news - the breaking online news service for the global chemical industry.
Get the facts and analysis behind the headlines from our market leading weekly magazine: sign up to a free trial to ICIS Chemical Business.
|ICIS news FREE TRIAL|
|Get access to breaking chemical news as it happens.|
|ICIS Global Petrochemical Index (IPEX)|
|ICIS Global Petrochemical Index (IPEX). Download the free tabular data and a chart of the historical index|