JX Nippon Oil runs two Kashima PX units at 70% of capacity

12 October 2012 07:24  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Japan’s JX Nippon Oil and Energy is currently running its two paraxylene (PX) units in Kashima with a combined capacity of 600,000 tonnes/year at 70% of capacity because of mechanical issues at an upstream crude refining unit, a company source said on Friday.

Run rates at the PX units – a 180,000 tonne/year unit and a 420,000 tonne/year unit – were cut on 11 October and will continue running at reduced rates for 10 days, the source said.

“[The operating rate of the] unit[s] will be ramped back up on 21 November and around 5,000 tonnes of spot volumes will be affected,” the source said.

JX Nippon Oil operates a total of eight PX facilities in Japan with a total capacity of about 2.57m tonnes/year.

Please visit the complete ICIS plants and projects database


By: Yu Guo
+65 6780 4359



AddThis Social Bookmark Button

For the latest chemical news, data and analysis that directly impacts your business sign up for a free trial to ICIS news - the breaking online news service for the global chemical industry.

Get the facts and analysis behind the headlines from our market leading weekly magazine: sign up to a free trial to ICIS Chemical Business.

Printer Friendly

ICIS news FREE TRIAL
Get access to breaking chemical news as it happens.
ICIS Global Petrochemical Index (IPEX)
ICIS Global Petrochemical Index (IPEX). Download the free tabular data and a chart of the historical index