Corrected: China’s Shandong Yuhuang Chemical shuts Heze MTBE unit

16 November 2012 08:48  [Source: ICIS news]

Correction: In the story headlined “China’s Shandong Yuhuang Chemical shuts Heze MTBE unit” dated 16 November 2012, reference to an erroneous information on the total capacity of the seven MTBE plants has been removed. A corrected story follows:

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’s Shandong Yuhuang Chemical on 14 November shut its 70,000 tonne/year methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) unit at Heze in Shandong because of a shortage of gas feedstock, a company source said on Friday.

All seven of the company’s MTBE plants in Heze, including the 70,000 tonne/year unit, are now all off line because of the gas shortage, the source said.

The company has not set a timeline to restart these plants, according to the source.

The company will keep most the 2,000 tonnes of inventory for captive consumption while the 70,000 tonne/year unit is shut.

Shandong Yuhuang Chemical is largely engaged in the development, production and sales of chemicals.

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