China’s Shandong Jingling shuts its PO line

06 January 2012 06:42  [Source: ICIS news]

SHANGHAI (ICIS)--China’s Shandong Jingling Chemical Co has shut one of its two propylene oxide (PO) lines at Dongying in Shandong province on 5 January for seven-day maintenance, a company source said on Friday.

“We have two propylene oxide lines with total capacity of 80,000tonne/year. We plan to shut them one-by-one for maintenance, therefore the whole operating rate will be reduced by 50%,” the source added in Mandarin.

Meanwhile, several domestic PO plants had to run on low operating rates because of some mechanical problems.

The shutdown may intensify the current tightening supply, a market player said.

PO prices in China were at CNY12400-12600/tonne DEL (delivered) north-China for spot customers on Wednesday, according to data from ICIS.

Additional reporting by Caroline Zhang

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