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Equate controls fire at aromatics complex

Kuwait, January 16, 2011

Kuwait's Equate Petrochemical Co said it has controlled a fire on Sunday morning at its aromatics complex, with no impact on production.   

'The fire, which resulted from a leak in the aromatics complex, was immediately contained and it was extinguished at 9:30am Kuwait time,' Equate said in a statement on Sunday.

The complex has an annual production capacity of 829,000 metric tonnes of paraxylene and 393,000 metric tonnes of benzene.   

Equate is a joint venture between Kuwait-owned Petrochemical Industries Company and US Dow Chemical Company. - Reuters

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