Indonesia’s TPPI targets November restart for Tuban aromatics unit

26 September 2013 09:00  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Indonesia’s Trans-Pacific Petrochemical Indotama (TPPI) is targeting to restart its idled aromatics facility in Tuban in November, a source familiar with the matter said on Thursday.

The facility, which can produce 550,000 tonnes/year of paraxylene (PX) and 360,000 tonnes/year of benzene, has not been operating since end-2011.

The company plans to restart the aromatics unit in mid-to-end November, depending on the arrival of the feedstock condensate, the source said.

Petral, the trading arm of Pertamina, has recently secured two spot cargoes of North West Shelf Condensate (NWSC) for November delivery that will be fed into TPPI’s aromatics unit.

By: Samuel Wong

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