21 February 2011 06:19 [Source: ICIS news]
SHANGHAI (ICIS)--Guangzhou Petrochemical, a subsidiary of China’s state-owned oil and gas giant Sinopec, plans to shut down its aromatics unit from 21 February due to a regular maintenance of an upstream naphtha cracker, a source close to the company said on Monday.
The company would shut down its aromatics unit, which produces 70,000 tonnes/year of benzene, 45,000 tonnes/year of toluene and 41,000 tonnes/year of xylene for a 45-day maintenance period from Monday, the source added.
The SM plant would be shut for 40 days with loss of more than 4,000 tonnes of production during the period, said the source.
Viola Pan contributed to the article.
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