30 October 2012 04:45 [Source: ICIS news]
The cracker encountered quench oil-related mechanical problems on 29 October, the official said.
“The problem is under investigation,” the official said, adding that the duration of the reduced output is unclear.
The company’s other 400,000 tonne/year I-4 No 2 ethane cracker at Map Ta Phut is currently operating at 90-100% capacity, the official added.
The official added that there will be limited impact on the ethylene spot market as the company did not plan to export any spot cargoes in November.
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