23 November 2011 08:39 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’s CNOOC-Kings Group has yet to reach on-spec production of paraxylene (PX) and orthoxylene (OX) at its Huizhou unit following a restart on 20 November, a company source said on Wednesday.
“The unit is currently running at low rates but we are trying to ramp it up,” the source said.
The unit can produce a total of 840,000 tonnes of PX and 80,000 tonnes of OX per annum.
“We intend to fulfil all contracted volumes for December,” the source added.
CNOOC-Kings Group’s aromatics facility has been shut since 11 July following a fire that broke out at the refinery complex.
The company subsequently carried out a major 45-day turnaround on the facility in October that stretched into November.
There is no planned maintenance for the facility in 2012, the source said.
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