Thai Oil runs aromatics unit at 90% on feedstock shortage

01 February 2013 03:28  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Thai Oil is operating its Sri Racha-based aromatics unit at 90% of capacity because of a lack of toluene feedstock, a company source said on Friday.

“Once we secure sufficient toluene, we will ramp up [the operating rate],” the source said.

The plant is able to produce 259,000 tonnes/year of benzene and 527,000 tonnes/year of paraxylene (PX).

Thai Oil will skip its annual maintenance shutdown this year.

Additional reporting by Hazel Kumari

Author: Ong Sheau Ling

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