10 June 2011 10:00 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS)--The Petrochemical Corporation of Singapore (PCS) is on track to shut its Jurong-based No 2 aromatics plant from the middle of July 2011 for a scheduled turnaround, a company source said on Friday.
The No 2 unit, which has a nameplate capacity of 165,000 tonnes/year of benzene, 90,000 tonnes/year of toluene and 59,000 tonnes/year of solvent grade xylene, is expected to remain off line for more than a month, he said.
The company is planning to restart production around the end of August and has limited spot toluene to offer at the moment, he added.
Limited spot material will be available from PCS in June as the producer is building up stocks ahead of the turnaround next month, said market participants.
Some of the other key aromatics producers in southeast Asia are ExxonMobil in Singapore and PTT Group in Thailand.
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