South Korea's S-Oil skips 2014 MTBE plant turnaround

08 January 2014 08:59 Source:ICIS News

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--South Korea's S-Oil will not conduct any scheduled turnaround at its methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) facility at Onsan this year, a company source said on Wednesday.

The MTBE unit has a nameplate capacity of 100,000 tonnes/year, the source said, adding that the plant is not running at full capacity without specifying the reason.

S-Oil is a net MTBE buyer for its gasoline blending.

By Ong Sheau Ling