Thai Oil to build 100,000 tonne/year linear alkyl benzene unit

16 February 2012 11:00  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Thai Oil is planning to build a new 100,000 tonne/year linear alkyl benzene (LAB) facility at its oil refinery site in Sri Racha province, a source at the Thailand-based refiner said on Thursday.

The company is investing around $218m (€168M) for the new LAB plant, the source at the company’s investor relations department said.

“Commercial operations are expected to start in 2015,” the source said, adding that feasibility studies for the facility are still ongoing.

The new plant will be Thai Oil's first LAB facility, according to the source.

LAB is most commonly used to make detergents.

($1 = €0.77)

By: Nurluqman Suratman

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