UK's Mossmorran cracker to restart this week – media report

23 October 2012 13:49  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS)--ExxonMobil Chemical’s ethylene cracker at Mossmorran in the UK is expected to restart this week following extended maintenance, according to a local media report on Tuesday.

ExxonMobil has notified the local community about possible flaring from the cracker, which has the capacity to produce 830,000 tonnes/year of ethylene.

The local media report said that the cracker’s shutdown for routine maintenance had to be extended when a leak was discovered.

ExxonMobil declared force majeure on ethylene supply on 12 October, according to Shell Chemicals, which as a result shortly afterwards declared force majeure on its ethylene supply from the UK.

The status of the force majeure declarations was not clear at the time of writing.

ExxonMobil Chemical does not comment on its operations.

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