11 October 2011 10:03 [Source: ICIS news]
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)
($1 = €0.73)
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