APIC ’13: India's Reliance on track to restart PX unit in end-May

09 May 2013 03:31  [Source: ICIS news]

TAIPEI (ICIS)--India’s Reliance Industries is on track to restart its 600,000 tonne/year paraxylene (PX) line at Jamnagar in Gujarat state in end-May, a company source said on Thursday.

The PX line was shut in mid-April for 45 days of scheduled maintenance, the source said at the sidelines of the Asia Petrochemical Industry Conference (APIC) in Taipei.

Reliance can produce around 1.7m-1.8m tonnes/year of PX.

“There is no need to outsource PX spot cargoes for our downstream purified terephthalic acid (PTA) production units due to the shutdown at one of the PX unit,” the source said.

The company has sufficient PX stored before the scheduled shutdown, the source added.

APIC 2013 runs on 9-10 May.


By: Samuel Wong



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