China's Lanzhou Petrochemical shuts Gansu MEK for turnaround

24 April 2012 12:40  [Source: ICIS news]

SHANGHAI (ICIS)--China’s Lanzhou Petrochemical, a subsidiary of PetroChina, on Tuesday shut one of its two 30,000 tonne/year methyl ethyl ketone (MEK) lines at Lanzhou in Gansu province for scheduled maintenance, a company source said.

The company's other MEK line at the same site is running at 70% capacity, equivalent to 100 tonnes/day output, the source said.

The producer offered MEK at yuan (CNY) 9,200/tonne ($1,459/tonne) ex-tank on Tuesday in east China, the source added.

Lanzhou Petrochemical has been planning to shut one line since the beginning of May, for around 30 days of maintenance.

($1 = CNY6.31)


By: Caroline Zhang



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