China's Guangxi Petrochemical runs aromatics complex at 50%

24 March 2011 05:43  [Source: ICIS news]

SHANGHAI (ICIS)--China's Guangxi Petrochemical, a subsidiary of PetroChina, has cut the operating rates of its aromatics complex at Qinzhou in Guangxi province to 50% because of a problem with the machinery, a company source said on Thursday.

The refinery was operating at 70% in early March after 10 days of maintenance which  began on 24 February, the source added.

However, the plant did not run well and was expected to undergo maintenance again in early April, the source said, declining to give more details.

The complex can produce 90,000 tonnes/year of benzene, 480,000 tonnes/year of toluene and 510,000 tonnes/year of xylene.

Additional reporting by Vivian Liu

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