Lotte Chemical Titan restarts aromatics unit after brief outage

07 August 2013 04:30  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Malaysia’s Lotte Chemical Titan has restarted operations at its aromatics unit at Pasir Gudang in Malaysia after it was taken off line on 5 August because of a power outage, traders said.

The aromatics plant was restarted on 6 August, but its current operating rates could not be confirmed, the traders added.

The aromatics plant has a nameplate capacity of 130,000 tonnes/year of benzene and 70,000 tonnes/year of toluene, they said.

Flaring was seen at the Pasir Gudang production site on Monday afternoon, according to a source close to the company.

A customer of Lotte Chemical Titan said the company’s delivery of toluene cargoes in the region will likely resume in a week’s time because of the brief plant outage.

A company source at Lotte Chemical Titan could not be reached for comment.
Author: Sheau Ling Ong

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