S Korea’s YNCC raises Yeosu cracker run rates to 100%

03 September 2012 03:15  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--South Korean producer Yeochun NCC (YNCC) has raised the average run rates at its three crackers at Yeosu to 100% over the weekend from 85%, company sources said on Monday.

YNCC had reduced the cracker run rates to 85% from 100% because strong typhoon winds forced the shutdown of some downstream polymer units early on 28 August.

The company's three crackers at the site have ethylene capacities of 857,000 tonne/year; 578,000 tonne/year, and; 465,000 tonne/year.

Naphtha prices closed at $985-987/tonne (€778-780/tonne) CFR (cost and freight) Japan on Friday, according to ICIS data.

Additional reporting by Helen Lee

($1 = €0.79)

By: Felicia Loo

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