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ExxonMobil starts turnaround at Singapore cracker

September 18/2020

MOSCOW (MRC) -- ExxonMobil, one of the world's petrochemical major, has undertaken a planned shutdown at its cracker in Singapore, according to Apic-online.

A Polymerupdate source in Europe informed that, the company halted operations at the cracker for maintenance on September 14, 2020. The cracker is expected to remain off-line till end-October, 2020.

Located at Jurong Island, Singapore, the cracker has an ethylene production capacity of 1 million mt/year and a propylene production capacity of 450,000 mt/year.

As MRC reported earlier, in June, 2019, ExxonMobil said that it had completed an expansion at its Singapore refinery to upgrade its production of EHC Group II base stocks, strengthening the global supply of high-quality base stocks and enhancing the integrated facilitys competitiveness.

Ethylene and propylene are feedstocks for producing polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP).

According to MRC's ScanPlast report, Russia's overall PE production totalled 1,712,400 tonnes in the first seven months of 2020, up by 58% year on year. Linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) accounted for the greatest increase in the output. At the same time, overall PP production in Russia increased in January-July 2020 by 24% year on year to 1,063,700 tonne. ZapSibNeftekhim accounted for the main increase in the output.

ExxonMobil is the largest non-government owned company in the energy industry and produces about 3% of the world's oil and about 2% of the world's energy.


mrcplast.com
Author:Margaret Volkova
Tags:PP, PE, LLDPE, crude and gaz condensate, propylene, ethylene, petrochemistry, Exxon Mobil, Russia, Singapore.
Category:General News
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