Fire occurred at Shell’s Pulau Bukom refinery in Singapore
In April, Shell Chemical completed expansion works at its naphtha-fed steam cracker in Bukom Island. The cracker’s olefins and aromatics capacities reportedly increased by over 20% following the expansion. Before expansion works, the cracker, which came online in March 2010, had a capacity to produce 800,000 tons/year of ethylene, 450,000 tons/year of propylene, 230,000 tons/year of benzene and 155,000 tons/year of butadiene, according to the company’s official website.
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