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JG Summit shuts cracker after power failure: Correction

Corrects derivative capacities in third paragraph

Philippine petrochemical producer JG Summit has shut its 480,000 t/yr cracker in Batangas following a power outage on 30 March.

It is unclear when the cracker will be able to restart. Downstream polymers units have also been shut.

The naphtha-based cracker has nameplate capacity to produce 480,000 t/yr of ethylene and 240,000 t/yr of propylene. Downstream derivatives include a 320,000 t/yr polyethylene (PE) unit and 190,000 t/yr polypropylene (PP) unit.

JG Summit raised ethylene capacity by 50pc through an expansion project last year.

By Lee Toong Shien

News No: 9008
Date: 2020/04/01 - 19:00
News Source: Argus Media

JG Summit  power  Philippine  petrochemical  producer 

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