China’s CNOOC-Kings yet to reach on-spec PX, OX at Huizhou unit

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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By: Bohan Loh
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