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Shell lifts FM on olefins supply, starts production from Singapore

by ChemOrbis Editorial Team - content@chemorbis.com
  • 18/08/2016 (17:14)
Market sources reported that Shell has commenced production from its steam cracker
at Pulau Bukom, Singapore. Plus, Shell apprised customers that as of Wednesday, it has lifted the force majeure on olefins supply from its cracker which was declared in December 2015.

According to sources, the reason of the force majeure was mechanical problems at the cracker. Shell did not announce an official restart date for the cracker, but market sources believe it took place around mid-July.

The cracker is able to produce 960,000 tons/year of ethylene, 540,000 mt/year of propylene, 186,000 tons/year of butadiene and 276,000 tons/year of benzene and 750,000 tons/year of MEG, according to sources.
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