JX Nippon Oil & Energy to restart naphtha cracker on 29 August

26 August 2013 11:01  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Japan’s JX Nippon Oil & Energy plans to restart its 460,000 tonne/year naphtha cracker at Kawasaki, Japan, on 29 August, a source close to the company said on Monday.  

The company’s olefins conversion unit (OCU), which can produce around 140,000 tonnes/year of propylene, in the same Kawasaki complex is likely to resume operations about a week after the cracker is restarted, the source said.

The cracker and the OCU were shut on 19 August because of a technical problem.

By: Yeow Pei Lin

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