22 December 2011 03:26 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Japanese aromatics major, JX Nippon Oil & Energy Corp, is planning to restart production at its Sendai-based benzene facility from end March 2012, earlier than previously scheduled, said a company source late on Wednesday.
The 170,000 tonnes/year reformer-based benzene facility was heavily damaged and has been shut since the 11 March earthquake and tsunami, the source added.
JX is able to restart production earlier than previously planned from July or August 2012, as the reconstruction process has been speeded up, the source mentioned.
“We are trying to accelerate the starting up of the units,” he said.
JX also produces benzene from
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