Saudi Yansab cracker 'back in operations'
Khobar, September 26, 2010
Saudi-based Yanbu National Petrochemical Company (Yansab), a 51 per cent-owned unit of Saudi Basic Industries Corpoartion (Sabic), on Sunday said it has restarted its gas-fed cracker following an unplanned shutdown.
The cracker went back to normal operations on Saturday, Yansab said in a statement on the Saudi bourse website citing its chairman, Mutlaq al-Morished. It did not specify at what production rates the cracker is operating.
The unit went offline on September 10 due to a technical glitch. As a result, production dropped at some units that use ethylene and propylene as a feedstock, Yansab had said in a previous bourse filing.
Yansab, which started full commercial production in March has total annual production capacity of 4 million tonnes of petrochemical products.-Reuters