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Report: Dragon Aromatics delays start-up of p-xylene plant following accident

9:34 AM MDT | July 30, 2013 | Francinia Protti-Alvarez

Dragon Aromatics (Xiamen, China) will delay the start-up of its 800,000-m.t./year para-xylene plant at Gulei, China by a week, following an explosion caused by leaks at a hydrogen pipeline that occurred early today, during testing of the site's 3.2-million m.t./year hydrocracker unit, according to a report from Reuters. There were no fatalities, the report says. The company was due to start commercial production at the facility in June, as reported by CW. Trial production of the site's 4-million m.t./year condensate splitter started in early July, the report...

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