Indonesia’s TPPI to delay restart of Tuban aromatics to end-Feb

16 January 2012 03:34  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Indonesia’s Trans-Pacific Petrochemical Indotama (TPPI) will delay the restart of its Tuban-based aromatics complex to the end of February, company source said on Monday.

The source declined to comment on the specific reason for the more than one-month long delay.

TPPI had initially planned to restart the facility which can produce 550,000/year tonnes of paraxylene (PX) and 360,000/year tonnes of benzene in mid-January following a scheduled shutdown from 13 December.

The company source said normal export volumes of around 45,000-50,000 tonnes of PX will resume for March loadings.

TPPI has no term PX contracts for 2012 and will be exporting all production on a spot basis during the year, he said.

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