08 October 2012 10:19 [Source: ICIS news]
Sinopec ordered in late September the shutdown of three Guangdong-based subsidiaries, including Sinopec Guangzhou, Zhanjiang Dongxing Petrochemical and Zhanjiang New Sino-US Chemical, in response to media reports that those companies have long been violating environmental rules.
The 5.2m tonne/year CDU was shut on 29 September together with three auxiliary units at
The company is currently working with local environmental bodies on the rectification measures and restart schedule for the four units, the sources said.
Sinopec Guangzhou continues to operate its 8m tonne/year CDU and chemical units, including a naphtha cracker that can produce 220,000 tonne/year of ethylene, a 200,000 tonne/year polyethylene plant and a 190,000 tonne/year polypropylene plant, at the same site, the sources added.
Additional reporting by Jean Zou and Rain Dong
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