China’s Dragon Aromatics faces fire outage at refinery facility

30 July 2013 05:01  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--A fire, possibly caused by gas leakage, broke out in China’s Dragon Aromatics’ upstream refinery facility in Fujian province on Tuesday morning, sources said.

“A fire outage happened at the paraxlyene (PX) upstream facility this morning,” a company source said without explaining the cause of the fire.

According to several market participants a gas leakage at the company’s refinery facility had caused the fire.

“There will be minimal impact on the PX production, and the PX unit will continue to run at the moment,” the company source said.

The status of other facilities was not immediately known.

The company’s 800,000 tonne/year PX line is currently under trial runs. It plans to achieve on-spec production at the new line next month.

The company plans to bring on line another 800,000 tonne/year PX unit at the same site after the successful start up of the first line.

Additional reporting by Dolly Wu and Yolanda Chen


By: Samuel Wong

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