21 June 2011 13:59 [Source: ICIS news]
LONDON (ICIS)--Italian energy and petrochemicals major Eni is set to shut down its 250,000 tonne/year ethylene (C2) cracker at Porto Torres in Sardinia by the end of June, a company source at subsidiary Polimeri said on Tuesday.
The closure of the C2 cracker, which is operated by Eni subsidiary Syndial, is being described as temporary. However, a recent company press release said that all traditional chemical plants at the site, with the exception of nitrile rubber (NBR), would be shut down in order to make way for a new bio-based based chemical complex at the site.
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