Singapore’s PCS shuts BD unit for turnaround until 12 July

11 June 2013 04:17  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--The Petrochemical Corporation of Singapore (PCS) has shut its 60,000 tonne/year butadiene (BD) extraction unit on 6 June for maintenance, a company source said.

The BD unit will be shut for 35 days and will be restarted on 12 July, the source added.

Its 450,000 tonne/year No 1 naphtha cracker at Ayer Merbau in Jurong Island is shut at the same time for maintenance.

The company has no BD spot availability during this period.

BD spot prices averaged $1,395/tonne (€1,046/tonne) CFR (cost & freight) northeast (NE) Asia on 7 June, down by $90/tonne from $1,485/tonne CFR NE Asia on 10 May, ICIS data showed.

($1 = €0.75)

By: Helen Yan
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