Taiwan’s FPCC to restart No 1 cracker before November

10 August 2011 09:35  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Taiwan’s Formosa Petrochemical Corp (FPCC) may restart its 700,000 tonne/year No 1 naphtha cracker before November, a company spokesperson said on Wednesday.

The cracker has been shut since 12 May.

A spate of plant outages over the past year, including a fire in late July, led to the full shutdown of FPCC’s 540,000 bbl/day refinery since early August. 

“There is no firm date on the (cracker) restart. It is likely to be earlier than November. November is too late and we expect an earlier date,” said FPCC spokesperson Lin Keh-Yen.

The spokesperson was responding to talk in the market that the cracker restart may be delayed until November.

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By: Felicia Loo

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