Japan's JX Nippon Oil to restart Kawasaki aromatics units in May

25 April 2014 12:00  [Source: ICIS news]

SHENZHEN (ICIS)--Japan’s JX Nippon Oil & Energy is expected to restart its aromatics facilities at Kawasaki in May, after technical woes shut the plants early this week, a company source said on Friday.

The facilities – which include a 350,000 tonnes/year paraxylene (PX) unit; a 60,000 tonne/year benzene unit; and an aromatics unit that can produce 90,000 tonnes/year of benzene, 70,000 tonnes/year of toluene and 10,000 tonnes/year of solvent xylene (SX) – were taken off line on 21 April, the source said.

“We expect the units to restart in the beginning of May,” he said.

Author: Ong Sheau Ling

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