Japan’s JX Nippon Oil plans to restart 350,000 t/y PX unit next week

14 March 2013 06:56  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Japan’s JX Nippon Oil & Energy plans to restart its Mizushima-based paraxylene (PX) unit next week, a company source said on Thursday.

The unit, which has a nameplate capacity of 350,000 tonnes/year of PX, was shut in end-January for a scheduled 40-45 days turnaround, the source said.

The company currently has no other maintenance plans for the other units this year, the source added.

The aromatics major operates a total of eight PX facilities in Japan, with a total capacity of up to 2.57m tonnes/year.

By: Samuel Wong

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