14 March 2011 02:54 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Japan’s JX Nippon Oil & Energy has left its 460,000 tonne/year naphtha cracker at Kawasaki in Kanagawa prefecture idle after the devastating earthquake on Friday, a source close to the company said on Monday.
The cracker was shut since Friday or Saturday, he added.
“I don’t care how long it will remain shut,” the source said.
Japan is also facing a nuclear emergency in the aftermath of the earthquake, which Prime Minister Naoto Kan was reported to have described as the country’s worst crisis since World War II.
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|