Saudi Chevron Phillips restarts benzene and cyclohexane facility

11 March 2013 09:21  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Saudi Chevron Phillips (SCP) has restarted its benzene and cyclohexane plant facility in Jubail over the weekend, according to a statement from parent firm Saudi Industrial Investment Group (SIIG) in the Saudi Stock Exchange.

SCP is working on gradually increasing production. The plant was shut on 31 January for scheduled maintenance, according to an earlier statement by SIIG.

According to ICIS data, the facility produces 520,000 tonnes of benzene and 435,000 tonnes of cyclohexane every year.

Meanwhile, the Jubail Chevron Phillips (JCP) facility remains shut for planned maintenance, according to the latest SIIG statement. It was shut on 18 February.

The facility produces 777,000 tonnes of styrene and 320,000 tonnes of benzene every year, and is expected to be restarted in the first week of April, the statement added.

By: Muhamad Fadhil
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