Shell Singapore cuts October MEG contract volumes – sources

10 October 2016 05:19 Source:ICIS News

The Shell Eastern Petrochemicals Complex integrated refinery and petrochemicals construction project included the building of a new world-scale ethylene cracker on Bukom Island, Singapore.

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Shell Singapore has reduced its monoethylene glycol (MEG) contract volumes for October shipments to some of its buyers, following the outage at its cracker in Pulau Bukom, market sources said on Monday.

The company has an MEG facility on Jurong Island that has a listed nameplate capacity of 750,000 tonnes/year.

It appears that Shell’s MEG production was affected by reduced availability of feedstock ethylene when the cracker went off line, the sources said.

No further details were available regarding operations of the MEG facility.

Shell's Pulau Bukom cracker, which can produce 960,000 tonnes/year of ethylene, has been down for two weeks since it was shut on 27 September because of compressor issues.

By Eric Su