19 February 2013 09:15 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Taiwan’s CPC Corp is running 385,000 tonne/year No 4 naphtha cracker in Linyuan at 95% of capacity, with part of production being derived from liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), a company source said on Tuesday.
"The percentage is not much – within 10% of the total feedstock is based on LPG," the source said.
High naphtha values prompted some Asian cracker operators to mix lower-priced LPG into their feedstock for production, traders said.
LPG prices in Asia are around $892-902/tonne (€669-677/tonne), while naphtha is trading at $1,034-1,036/tonne, traders said.
($1 = €0.75)
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