China's Yuhuang Shengshi restarts gas fractionation unit

05 December 2011 07:38  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’s Shandong Yuhuang Shengshi Petrochemical restarted its 200,000 tonne/year gas fractionation unit on 4 December, a company source said on Monday.

The gas fractionation unit at Heze in Shandong province was shut down for maintenance on 22 August, the source said. The 200,000 tonne/year unit can produce liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), propylene and other petrochemical products.

The unit was initially scheduled for a restart in September but this was postponed by about two months, the source added, but declined to give more details.

The daily propylene output of the unit is 70-80 tonnes, and the company will start selling propylene on Tuesday, the company source said. He added that the daily output of the unit was 100 tonnes prior to the shutdown.

China’s domestic propylene prices were at yuan (CNY) 9,400/tonne ($1,480/tonne) ex-tank in Shandong on 5 December, according to Chemease, an ICIS service in China.

($1 = CNY6.35)

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By: Lilian Hua

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