14 March 2011 03:14 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Japan’s Keiyo Ethylene is operating its 740,000 tonne/year naphtha cracker at Ichihara in Chiba prefecture at 70% in the wake of a devastating earthquake which hit the country on 11 March, said a source close to the company on Monday.
“The cracker is still running,” said the source.
Japan is in a state of emergency after the northeastern part of the country was hit by the deadly quake and tsunami, with 10,000 feared dead. The authorities are also battling a nuclear emergency, amid fears of multiple reactor meltdowns at plants damaged in the quake.
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