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Fire halts production at petchem complex in Thailand

5:33 AM MDT | June 10, 2014 | Natasha Alperowicz

Refiner and petrochemicals producer IRPC (Bangkok), formerly Thai Petrochemical Industry, said today that a fire at its vacuum gas oil hydrotreating unit (VGO/HT), which provides feedstock to its crackers mainly for propylene production, has shutdown the facilities. The VGO/HT unit is at the company’s Tumbon Choengoen plant, in Rayong Province. The fire occurred at 6 pm on Monday. The company says that, based on preliminary investigation, a hydrocarbon leakage may have caused the incident. No injuries have been reported.   The company expects the...

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