Thailand’s PTTGC runs Map Ta Phut I-4 No 1 cracker at 80%

24 January 2013 09:16  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Thailand’s PTT Global Chemical (PTTGC) is running its 515,000 tonne/year mixed-feed I-4 No 1 cracker at Map Ta Phut at around 80% of capacity this month because of feedstock shortage, a company source said on Thursday.

“There is not enough LPG (liquefied petroleum gas),” said the source.

The I-4 No 1 cracker mainly cracks naphtha to produce olefins, such as ethylene and propylene.

PTTGC runs three other gas crackers at the site with a combined nameplate ethylene capacity of 1.86m tonnes/year. All three crackers are operating at 90% capacity this month, the source said.

By: Staff Reporter
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