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Shell issues FM on base chemicals from Singapore complex

by ChemOrbis Editorial Team - content@chemorbis.com
  • 29/09/2016 (14:07)
According to market sources, Shell Chemicals issued a force majeure on base chemicals today from its Pulau Bukom complex in Singapore.

The company’s Pulau Bukom ethylene cracker experienced an unplanned shutdown in order to repair a compressor problem after encountering an operational failure on September 27. The outage duration was estimated as at least seven days to three weeks by market sources.

The Pulau Bukom petrochemical complex is able to produce 960,000 tons/year of ethylene and 540,000 tons/year of propylene, 186,000 tons/year of butadiene, 276,000 tons/year of benzene and 750,000 tons/year of MEG.
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