China's Befar shuts PO line on mechanical problems

30 December 2011 04:34  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’s Befar Group has shut its 80,000 tonne/year propylene oxide (PO) line in Shandong because of mechanical problems, a company source said on Friday.

The unexpected shutdown occurred on 29 December in the evening, the source said, adding that the company did not know when the unit would be able to be restarted.

The company’s other 110,000 tonne/year PO line at the same site is operating normally, according to the source.

PO prices are at CNY12,100-12,400/tonne ($1,915-1,962/tonne) DEL (delivered) north China for spot customers, according to data from Chemease, an ICIS service in China.

Befar primarily supplies PO to end-users in northern and eastern China.

Additional reporting by Vikki Shen

($1 = CNY6.32)

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