01 November 2012 10:14 [Source: ICIS news]
“We may shut the I-4 No 1 cracker in November for 24 days of repairs and this is under discussions with the technical department now,” the official said.
The company’s other 400,000 tonne/year I-4 No 2 ethane cracker at Map Ta Phut is currently operating at 95-100% capacity, versus 90-100% capacity earlier in the week, the official said.
As a result of the potential shutdown, the company is short of second-half November arrival ethylene cargoes but the volume is not finalised, the official added.
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