17 April 2014 23:31 [Source: ICIS news]
HOUSTON (ICIS)--Colombia’s sole polyethylene (PE) producer Ecopetrol restarted one of its production units after a maintenance that started in March, a company source said on Thursday.
The smaller of two low density polyethylene (LDPE) production units at the Barrancabermeja refinery restarted operations earlier this month, restoring full LDPE production capacity in the country.
The Poly-1 unit has a nominal capacity of 1,780 tonnes/month.
The 3,620 tonne/month Poly-2 unit had restarted earlier, having also been down in March.
Ecopetrol supplied customers from existing inventories during the outages, and there were no shortages.
The combined capacity of these two plants is not enough to satisfy domestic LDPE demand in Colombia, and as such, Ecopetrol imports products from other regions, including those grades not produced locally.
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