18 July 2012 11:09 [Source: ICIS news]
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“The reformer was shut today,” the source said.
JX Nippon Oil is shutting the Mizushima B refinery in Okayama prefecture for safety checks, the Japanese producer said last week.
“PX production in [the] Chita plant will be affected due to insufficient feedstock mixed xylene (MX) supply and the overall [PX] output will be reduced by 15-20%,” the source said, adding that contractual volumes will not be disrupted.
The benzene and mixed xylene units at the Mizushima B refinery produces 110,000 tonnes/year of benzene and 300,000 tonnes/year of isomer grade xylene.The company produces 250,000 tonnes/year of mixed xylene and 400,000 tonnes/year of PX at the Chita-based plant.
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