27 February 2012 10:07 [Source: ICIS news]
The 150,000 tonne/year PP facility, which is currently running at full capacity, obtains 70% of its gas feed from KNPC’s refining complex in Shuaiba, the source said.
“The KNPC refinery is shut because of maintenance works at one of the pipelines, so our FCC [fluid catalytic cracking] unit is unable to produce sufficient propylene to feed the PP unit,” the source said.
“Because of the reduced operating rates, we can only supply to our regular customers. We will reduce our quantities to spot markets such as southeast Asia and
PIC obtains the remaining 30% of its gas supplies from Equate, the source said.
PIC, which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kuwait Petroleum Corp (KPC), produces PP grades of raffia, fibre and biaxially-oriented PP (BOPP) film.
KNPC is a subsidiary of Kuwait Petroleum Corp.
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