JX Nippon Oil & Energy plans turnarounds at three PX units in 2012

01 December 2011 04:57  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--JX Nippon Oil & Energy is planning to shut three of its Japan-based paraxylene (PX) units in 2012 for maintenance that will take 40 days, a company source said on Thursday.

JX Nippon Oil & Energy will shut its 350,000 tonne/year Mizushima-based unit from the end of January to the middle of March, followed by its 400,000 tonne/year Chita-based facility from May to June, he said.

The third facility in Kawasaki with a nameplate capacity of 350,000 tonnes/year will be shut in the middle of August to the end of September, he added.

The company operates eight PX production facilities in five locations in Japan and can produce up to 2.57m tonnes of material per annum.

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By: Bohan Loh
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