Japan's JX Nippon Oil restarts Negishi FCC No 2; No 1 still down

26 November 2012 08:26  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Japan’s largest refiner JX Nippon Oil & Energy restarted its No 2 residual fluid catalytic cracker (RFCC) during the weekend, a company source said on Monday.

“The No 2 RFCC was restarted last Saturday and is running normally now,” the source said.

The RFCC No 2, which can produce around 85,000 tonne/year of propylene, was taken off line in early October for a 40-day turnaround but the restart was delayed, the source said. No reason was provided for the prolonged shutdown.

JX Nippon Oil’s No 1 fluid catalytic cracker (FCC), on the other hand, is currently shut for a planned turnaround and is due to come back on stream by end-November.

The No 1 FCC, which can also produce 85,000 tonnes/year of propylene, was shut on 20 October. The restart date may be delayed from the original schedule, the source said without elaborating.

By: Judith Wang
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