02 February 2012 06:27 [Source: ICIS news]
The aromatics unit can produce 240,000 tonnes/year of benzene, 140,000 tonnes/year of toluene and 105,000 tonnes/year of xylenes, the source said.
Maoming Petrochemical is scheduled to shut its 380,000 tonne/year cracker at the site on 13 February.
"In view of short feedstocks, the downstream aromatics unit will cut down its operating rate by 15 percentage points, but the impact [on domestic market supply] is extremely limited," the source added.
Maoming Petrochemical is a subsidiary of
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