Malaysia’s BASF PETRONAS to restart oxo-alcohol plants on 3 November

11 October 2011 10:03  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Malaysia’s BASF PETRONAS Chemicals is planning to restart its oxo-alcohol plants at Gebang industrial zone in Kuantan, Pahang state on 3 November, a company source said Tuesday.

The producer shut its 160,000 tonne/year butanol plant, 80,000 tonne/year 2-ethylhexanol (2-EH) unit, 40,000 tonne/year phthalic anhydride (PA) unit and 100,000 tonne/year plasticiser plant on 7 October.

“The company shut the plants for repairs and maintenance,” the source added.

As a result of the shutdown, BASF PETRONAS will have less spot material available, particularly for 2-EH, the source added.

BASF PETRONAS sold two 1,000 tonnes 2-EH cargoes on 7 October at $1,830/tonne (€1,365/tonne) CFR (cost & freight) China, according to the source. It is unclear if BASF PETRONAS will have fresh 2-EH offers this week, the source said.

($1 = €0.73)

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By: Quintella Koh
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