China’s CSPC shuts PE, PP units on power fault

02 August 2013 07:05  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’s CNOOC and Shell Petrochemicals Co (CSPC) has shut its low density polyethylene (LDPE) unit, high density polyethylene (HDPE) unit and polypropylene (PP) unit because of a power fault, market sources said on Friday.

Its 250,000 tonne/year LDPE unit, 260,000 tonne/year HDPE unit and 260,000 tonne/year PP unit in Guangdong province were shut on 1 August, according to the market sources.

The shutdown of the HDPE and PP units is expected to last for about two days, while the LDPE unit is expected to be shut for about five days, the market sources said.

However, the shutdown will have little impact on the market because of the short duration, the sources added.

Officials from CNOOC and Shell Petrochemical were not immediately available to comment on the plant shutdowns.

By: Lizzie Yu

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