14 March 2011 03:32 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Japan's Mitsubishi Chemical is keeping its 500,000 tonne/year naphtha cracker running in Mizushima in despite the deadly earthquake that hit Japan on 11 March, said a source close to the company on Monday.
“I am not sure about the run rates. The cracker is operating,” he added.
Meanwhile, a spokesman for Mitsubishi Chemical told ICIS on Friday that all of its petrochemical sites in Kashima had closed down.
The 375,000 tonne/year No 1 naphtha cracker and the 453,000 tonne/year No 2 naphtha cracker remained shut. Both plants are located in Kashima.
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