31 March 2011 22:16 [Source: ICIS news]
HOUSTON (ICIS)--US producer ExxonMobil Chemical will no longer allocate paraxylene (PX) sales after 1 April following three months of unspecified production issues at its plant in Beaumont, Texas, a company spokesman said on Thursday.
ExxonMobil's Beaumont site has a PX capacity of 300,000 tonnes/year. It has another PX site in Baytown, Texas, that can produce 600,000 tonnes/year.
US PX supply has been tight throughout the first quarter.
Other US PX producers include BP Chemical, Chevron Phillips Chemical and Flint Hills Resources.
($1 = €0.71)
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