China’s Shanghai Petrochemical to start up MTBE unit in October

11 July 2012 09:59  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’s Shanghai Petrochemical is planning to start up a 100,000 tonne/year methyl tertiary-butyl ether (MTBE) unit at Shanghai in late October, a company source said on Wednesday.

Output from the unit will be primarily kept for captive gasoline blending and only extra material will be sold in the spot market, according to the source.

The company currently operates a 70,000 tonne/year MTBE unit at the same site and keeps all the productions for internal use, added the source.

By: Hedy Dong

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