08 August 2012 08:58 [Source: ICIS news]
The aromatics unit can produce 550,000 tonnes/year of benzene, 480,000 tonnes/year of toluene, 690,000 tonnes/year of xylenes and 850,000 tonnes/year of paraxylene (PX), the source added.
The current operating rate is 80% of capacity, according to the source.
At 11:30 hours
Typhoon Haikui made landfall at 03:20 hours on the same day at Xiangshan county near the
Torrential rain and wind are expected to hit the
Shanghai Petrochemical, which is located at
The company’s refining, olefins, fine chemicals, storage and transportation departments are making preparations to avoid accidents if the typhoon hits, according to the website.
The other petrochemical units of Shanghai Petrochemical are maintaining normal operating rates, the company source said. Further details on the units were not immediately available.
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