13 April 2012 03:52 [Source: ICIS news]
The exact restart date has yet to be finalised, he added.
The state-owned refining firm was earlier forced to shut the cracker following a pipeline leak that led to an explosion at the site.
Following the outage, CPC had raised the operating rate at its two other naphtha crackers in Linyuan to 100% capacity, the same source said ealier.
The 230,000 tonne/year No 3 cracker and 385,000 tonne/year No 4 cracker are currently running at full rates compared with 85% capacity prior to the outage.
However, the company did not import any ethylene and propylene spot cargoes to make up for the shortfall, the source added.
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