BP eyes 26-27 May restart for Kuantan PTA unit – sources

23 May 2012 08:44  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--BP is eyeing a 26-27 May restart for its 650,000 tonne/year purified terephthalic acid (PTA) unit in Kuantan, Malaysia, following a fire at the facility on 16 May, sources familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.

At the time of writing it was unclear what caused the fire or in which part of the facility the fire had occurred.

PTA contracts to customers have not been affected as BP is currently supplying obligated volumes from inventory, the sources added.

BP is also continuing to receive feedstock paraxylene (PX) from its various regional suppliers despite the outage at the downstream PTA unit, according to market sources.


By: Bohan Loh
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