22 January 2013 08:42 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Shenhua Baotou Coal Chemical’s coal-to-olefin (CTO) facility in Inner Mongolia failed to meet emission rules and must be shut, according to China’s Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP).
In a notice posted on MEP’s website late on Monday, it said that the company would have to pay a fine of yuan (CNY) 100,000 ($16,051) for the violation.
The MEP notice was dated 15 January, in which it ordered the immediate shutdown of the CTO complex. Resumption of operations will be contingent with obtaining an MEP permit.
As of Tuesday, however, operations are normal at the methanol-to-olefins unit, a company source said.
($1 = CNY6.23)
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