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Shell resuming operations at Pernis refinery

by ChemOrbis Editorial Team -
  • 25/08/2017 (16:17)
According to market sources, Shell has restarted most of its units located at Pernis refinery following an outage that stemmed from a fire on July 29. Operations at the refinery were being commissioned gradually following the incident and most of the units were expected to be restarted by the end of August.

The company had to declare force majeure on propylene and ethylene supplies from its Moerdijk cracker due to the lack of sufficient naphtha supplies from the refinery. The force majeure was still in place at the time of press.

Following Shell’s force majeure at Moerdijk, Shin-Etsu, which is an ethylene buyer from the cracker, had to declare force majeure on PVC k67 supplies from its nearby plant. Although the company has resumed productions at the PVC plant recently, the company informed that their force majeure would remain in place as long as Shell’s force majeure is not lifted.
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