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Para-xylene Plans Take Shape in Korea

12:15 PM MDT | June 26, 2009 | DEEPTI RAMESH AND IAN YOUNG

Hyundai Oilbank (HDO; Daesan, Korea) and S-Oil (Seoul) have announced progress on separate projects to build world-scale para -xylene plants in Korea. The projects will add a combined 1.7 million m.t./year of p -xylene capacity. The lineup* (in thousands of m.t./year) LOCATION CAPACITY GS-Caltex Oil Yeosu 1,200 KP Chemical Ulsan 700 S-Oil Onsan 700 SK Energy Ulsan 650 Samsung Total Daesan 600 Hyundai Oilbank Daesan 380 *Producers of para-xylene in Korea, ranked by 2007 capacity. Source: SRI Consulting (Menlo Park, CA). HDO has signed an agreement with...

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