03 April 2012 00:15 [Source: ICIS news]
SAN ANTONIO, Texas (ICIS)--US monoethylene glycol (MEG) supply will tighten in the second quarter as producers take production off line for maintenance, market participants said on Monday.
The shutdown of MEGlobal’s plants in ?xml:namespace>
MEGlobal has two plants at Prentiss, with nameplate capacities of 320,000 tonnes/year and 278,000 tonnes/year; and a third plant at
MEGlobal plans to replace the reactors of the biggest plant in
Market participants said Huntsman was starting maintenance at the Port Neches site in
All of the ethylene produced at Huntsman’s site is used internally for ethylene oxide (EO), and substantially all of the propylene is consumed by the propylene oxide (
A Huntsman representative could not be reached by telephone for comment.
Major EG producers in the
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