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Shell declares FM on ethylene, propylene output from Singapore

by ChemOrbis Editorial Team -
  • 02/12/2015 (10:20)
Market sources report that Shell declared a force majeure on ethylene and propylene supplies from its steam cracker at in Pulau Bukom, Singapore on December 1. The cracker had experienced a technical issue last week.

Sources also stated the company is currently seeking to source ethylene from ExxonMobil while the company may also cut production at its MEG plant following the outage at the cracker. The Pulau Bukom cracker has a production capacity of 960,000 tons/year of ethylene, 540,000 tons/year of propylene, 186,000 tons/year of butadiene and 276,000 tons/year of benzene.
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