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Shell declares force majeure on SM from Moerdijk due to technical issues; supply tightens further, supporting prices

8:19 AM MDT | July 9, 2013 | Francinia Protti-Alvarez

A technical difficulty at Shell Chemicals' Moerdijk site, in the Netherlands, has disrupted production at the site's styrene monomer–propylene oxide (SMPO) unit, the company says. The unit has annual capacity for 440,000 m.t. of styrene monomer (SM). Shell's steam cracker at the Moerdijk site has capacity for 940,000 m.t./year of ethylene and  500,000 m.t./year of propylene. The company declared force majeure on SM deliveries out of the site yesterday "as a result of an unforeseen heat exchanger failure in the styrene monomer–propylene...

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