Japan's JX Nippon Oil eyes naphtha cracker restart on 17-18 Nov

15 November 2012 04:37  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Japan's JX Nippon Oil & Energy may restart its 460,000 tonne/year naphtha cracker at Kawasaki this weekend after completing repairs at the unit, a company official said.

The cracker was shut on 9 November to rectify some mechanical issues discovered at the unit during a recent prolonged maintenance from 13 August to 10 October.

Prior to the 9 November shutdown, the cracker was operating at 100% since 11 October, the official said.

The Kawasaki cracker is likely to operate at full capacity once operations resume, the official said.

By: Helen Lee
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