India’s Reliance plans mid-March PX maintenance shutdown

14 February 2014 08:28  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--India’s Reliance Industries plans to shut its 600,000 tonne/year paraxylene (PX) line at Jamnagar in Gujarat state in middle of March for its annual maintenance, a source familiar with the matter said on Friday.

Maintenance works at the plant is estimated to take around 45 days, the source added.

Reliance can produce around 1.7m-1.8m tonne/year of PX.

“The company’s downstream purified terephthalic acid (PTA) production will not be affected as this is a planned shutdown, with sufficient feedstock PX already stored,” the source added.

By: Samuel Wong

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