Taiwan’s CPC plans No 5 cracker rate cuts on naphtha shortage

30 August 2012 04:07  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Taiwan’s CPC Corp may reduce the operating rate of its 500,000 tonne/year No 5 naphtha cracker in Kaohsiung in September on a shortage of naphtha, a company official said on Thursday.

The No 5 cracker is currently running at 80-85% capacity for the month of August, stable from July levels, he said.

The specific dates and reduction rates cannot be decided yet but it is expected to be short term depending on the arrival of naphtha cargo, the official added.

CPC Corp is currently operating its 385,000 tonne/year No 4 naphtha cracker in Linyuan at 100% capacity in the month of August, the official said.

By: Helen Lee
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