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Egypt’s SIDPEC to have a 24 hour shutdown

by ChemOrbis Editorial Team - content@chemorbis.com
  • 28/03/2016 (13:53)
A source from Egypt’s HDPE producer SIDPEC noted that they would have a 24 hour long shutdown on Monday due to the tightness on ethane gas supply.

“We delivered HDPE to the market from our daily production during the month of March. This was due to the healthy demand we see from the local market, so, we ended up working without stocks and delivered from our daily production. However, for now, we experience tightness on our ethane gas supplies and therefore, we feel obligated to halt our operations for the next 24 hours. Meanwhile, we are not sure if the duration of the shutdown will be extended or not. Regarding our April price announcements, we will announce our prices as usual, at the beginning of the month,” highlighted the source.

SIDPEC, who obtains ethane from GASCO, has an ethylene cracker with 300,000 tons/year capacity and HDPE plant with 220,000 tons/year capacity.
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