Shell to shut Singapore cracker in Aug for over 1 month - sources

22 June 2011 10:22  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Shell is expected to shut its 800,000 tonne/year mixed feed cracker in Singapore in August for slightly more than a month, market sources said on Wednesday.

“We heard the cracker could be shut around 11 August,” said one olefins trader.

Market sources said Shell was taking the cracker off line for some equipment change, but did not provide further details.

A Shell spokesperson had earlier told ICIS that it was not the company’s policy to discuss maintenance schedules at its cracker on Bukom Island.

Shell is expected to keep its derivative 750,000 tonne/year monoethylene glycol (MEG) plant at the same site running during the cracker’s shutdown, sources added.

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By: Peh Soo Hwee
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