Sasol still on FM for EO and derivatives at Marl, Germany

Author: Caroline Murray

2015/11/20

LONDON (ICIS)--Sasol is still on force majeure (FM) on ethylene oxide (EO) and derivatives after an unplanned outage at its EO plant in Marl, Germany, a company source confirmed on Friday.

“Force majeure is still in place. [There is] no further update,” the source wrote in an email.

Sasol declared force majeure on 9 November for EO, monoethylene glycol (MEG), ethanolamines and surfactants.

The availability constraints come in the context of a severely disrupted supply chain, with relevant force majeure declarations at Shell in the Netherlands and INEOS Oxide in Cologne, Germany.

Sasol has a nameplate capacity at Marl of 215,000 tonnes/year for EO, 27,000 tonnes/year for ethanolamines and 15,000 tonnes/year for MEG, according to ICIS plants and projects database.

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