13 October 2011 17:52 [Source: ICIS news]
LONDON (ICIS)--Shell will not permanently close down its aromatics plant at its Wesseling refining and cracker site near ?xml:namespace>
"It is true that we will not permanently close the aromatics plant at Wesseling next year,” Shell spokesman Kim Blomley told ICIS in confirming a German media report.
However, Blomley would not comment on the reason for the decision, or on capacities.
According to ICIS, Shell’s aromatics capacities at Wesseling include 160,000 tonnes/year of benzene and 140,000 tonnes/year of paraxylene.
In related news, Anglo-Dutch energy major Shell said on 2 October that it will close its 240,000 tonne/year 2B cracker at Wesseling in November, as previously announced. The cracker is one of two that Shell operates at the site.
In July, Shell began work on a 3.8km (2.4 mile) pipeline project to integrate Wesseling with its nearby Godorf refining site.
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