16 March 2012 10:23 [Source: ICIS news]
"Reconstruction of the plant's damaged parts are proceeding smoothly and the company expects the project to complete at the end of March,'' the source said.
The facility, which is
“The company wants to operate the plant carefully to avoid putting too much strain on the newly replaced parts,” he said.
The run rates will remain low in May and June as a turnaround at the company's 520,000 tonne/year cracker will tighten the supply of feedstock butene, market sources said.
The cracker is scheduled to go off line in early May for about six weeks.
Some MEK buyers said the company may resume exports by the end of May although this will depend on whether the plant can restart smoothly next month.
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