ExxonMobil delays Singapore PX shipments on tech woes - sources

10 July 2012 05:15  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--ExxonMobil has slightly pushed back shipments of paraxylene from Singapore, given mechanical issues at its aromatics facilities at the site, market sources said on Tuesday.

Operating rates at the aromatics units may have been affected, they said.

When asked about the issue, an ExxonMobil spokesperson said: “It's not our practice to discuss operational matters at our facilities.”

A Japanese customer of ExxonMobil Singapore said there were “small delays” in paraxylene (PX) shipments of term volumes from the company.

Term PX deliveries were pushed back to early August from July, market sources said.

ExxonMobil operates two aromatics lines in Singapore - the Jurong Aromatics Plant (JAR) that produces 300,000 tonnes/year of benzene; 180,000 tonnes/year of toluene; and 400,000 tonnes/year of PX; and, the Singapore Aromatics Recovery (SAR) that can produce 190,000 tonnes/year of benzene and 420,000 tonnes/year of PX.

By: Yu Guo
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