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Equate Cuts Output

7:43 AM MDT | April 13, 2009

Equate Petrochemical Co. (Safat, Kuwait) says it has cut back operating rates at its Shuaiba, Kuwait plant due to a feedstock shortage caused by an unspecified accident at its Kuwait National Petroleum Co. (KNPC) supplier. Equate says it expects to return to normal operations “shortly.” Equate made the announcement ahead of KNPC’s statement that it had to shut half of its Mina Al-Ahmadi refinery, which is the only supplier of ethane feedstock to Equate, sources say. Half of the refinery’s capacity will be shut for one month for...

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