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Maintenance updates on Chinese aromatics plants in Q2

by ChemOrbis Editorial Team -
  • 06/01/2017 (12:25)
According to market sources, three Chinese producers are planning to shut their aromatics plants for planned maintenance in Q2 of 2017.

China’s Sinopec Yangzi Petrochemical will shut its two aromatics plants, which have a combined production capacity of 850,000 tons/year of PX and 400,000 tons/year of benzene, for 45-50 days while Shanghai Petrochemical is planning to shut its larger aromatics plant only, which can produce 600,000 tons/year of PX, for the same period of time, sources said.

In addition, China National Offshore Oil Corp will reportedly shut its Huizhou aromatics plant in Guangdong for a planned maintenance in Q2, which is expected to last for 30 days. The company’s plant has a production capacity of 840,000 tons/year of PX, 300,000 tons/year of benzene, sources said.
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