20 June 2012 04:32 [Source: ICIS news]
The cracker is expected to run at the above reduced rate for around 10 days, he said, adding that the plant was operating at 100% capacity prior to the production cut.
Similarly, the company will adjust the No 2 cracker operating rate to 90% in July to carry out the furnace maintenance for the same duration although the specific dates have yet to be finalised, the source said.
SK Energy also runs a smaller 190,000 tonne/year No 1 naphtha cracker at the same site that is operating at 70% capacity this month after the producer reduced the production rate in the second half of May due to squeezed margins.
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