Kuwait’s PIC will shut 820,000 tonne/year PX unit in October

28 September 2011 11:29  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Kuwait’s Petrochemical Industries Company (PIC) is planning a three-week turnaround from 19 October at its 820,000 tonne/year paraxylene (PX) unit at Shuaiba because of a persistent mechanical glitch, a company source said on Wednesday.

The aromatics plant is running at a reduced operating rate of 80%, added the source.

The turnaround is not expected to affect PX supply in Asia because this is a scheduled shutdown, market sources said.

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By: Loh Bowei



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