SABIC's Geleen BD extraction unit running well after maintenance

27 October 2011 17:53  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS)--SABIC Europe’s butadiene (BD) extraction unit at Geleen in the Netherlands restarted as planned over the 22-23 October weekend following late-planned maintenance, a company source said on Thursday.

The unit, which has the capacity to produce 130,000 tonnes/year of BD, is now running well. It had been at reduced rates prior to its shutdown around 3 October because of technical issues.

“The plant started up well last weekend and is about at maximum load,” the source said.

The November butadiene (BD) contract price settled on Tuesday at €1,850/tonne, down by €250/tonne ($347/tonne) because of soft demand and lengthening supply.

($1 = €0.72)

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By: Nel Weddle
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