South Korea's GS Caltex to restart No 2 aromatics unit in mid-April

09 April 2013 12:57  [Source: ICIS news]

SEOUL (ICIS)--South Korea's GS Caltex plans to restart its Yeosu No 2 aromatics units on 16 or 17 April, after it was taken offline on 16 March for a scheduled maintenance, market sources said on Tuesday.

The Yeosu No2 facility includes a reformer and a paraylene (PX) unit.

The PX plant has a nameplate capacity of 400,000 tonnes/year, while GS Caltex has a total production of 800,000 tonnes/year of benzene at the Yeosu site.

The company's smaller toluene disproportionation (TDP) unit, which has been shut since March, will remain idle because of poor economics, a source close to the matter said.

Its bigger selective TDP plant is running at full tilt, he added.

Author: Ong Sheau Ling

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