24 July 2013 07:07 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Japan’s refiner JX Nippon Oil & Energy plans to shut its residual fluid catalytic cracker (RFCC) at Sendai in mid-September for about a month to carry out maintenance, a source close to the company said on Wednesday.
The gasoline-making unit can produce around 100,000 tonnes/year of propylene.
JX Nippon will also be taking its Kawasaki olefins conversion unit (OCU) off line at the end of September for 20 days of scheduled maintenance.
The OCU can produce around 140,000 tonnes/year of propylene. “The company’s (propylene) balance will be tighter in September and the first half of October because of the shutdowns,” a market source said.
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