China’s Beijing Eastern shuts BD unit unexpectedly on 11 Sept

12 September 2012 10:23  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’s Beijing Eastern Petrochemical unexpectedly shut its 24,000 tonne/year butadiene (BD) unit in Beijing on 11 September, with no definite restart date, a company source said on Wednesday.

The company source declined to specify the reason for the unplanned shutdown.

"The shutdown might have little impact on the market as the plant’s capacity is small," the source said.

Beijing Eastern Petrochemical is a subsidiary of Sinopec.

By: MK Liu

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