24 August 2012 09:48 [Source: ICIS news]
The cracker operator has been running the No 1 cracker at 85% capacity since early August, up from 70% level in July, following an improvement in demand.
“We are not sure if we can keep 85% operating rates for September because naphtha is high so we are studying to cut maybe to 70% in September,” he said.
Ethylene margins based on naphtha feedstock in northeast
Meanwhile, SK Energy will keep running its 690,000 tonne/year No 2 cracker at the same location at full capacity for August and September, the official added.
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