Shell restarts Singapore cracker after planned shutdown - sources

12 September 2011 05:33  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Shell has restarted its 800,000 tonne/year mixed-feed cracker in Singapore after a planned shutdown that began last month, market sources said on Monday.

“The cracker is expected to ramp up slowly,” said one source, who did not provide further details.

The cracker, which is located on Bukom Island, was taken off line around 11 August partly for some equipment change and was being restarted last week, the sources said.

A Shell spokesperson earlier told ICIS that it is not the company’s policy to discuss maintenance schedules.

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By: Peh Soo Hwee
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