China’s Fushun Petrochemical postpones SBR plant start-up to Oct

24 September 2012 09:52  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Fushun Petrochemical, a subsidiary of PetroChina, has postponed the start-up of its new 200,000 tonne/year styrene butadiene rubber (SBR) plant in Liaoning province to October but no fixed date has been set, an industry source said on Monday.

The plant is originally scheduled start operations in early September, the source said.

The SBR plant is expected to commence operations contingent with the start-up of Fushun Petrochemical’s upstream cracker, the source said.

The start-up of the 800,000 tonne/year cracker at the site was also delayed to 28 September from 20 August.

SBR prices in east China were assessed at yuan (CNY) 19,200-20,000/tonne ($3,043-3,170/tonne) for non-oil grade SBR 1502 and CNY17,000-17,500/tonne for oil-extended grade SBR 1712 on 21 September, up by about CNY1,500/tonne from early September, according to Chemease, an ICIS service in China.

($1 = CNY6.31)

By: Sunny Pan

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