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Repsol resumes production of PE at Tarragona, ships ethylene from its Sines cracker

4:00 AM MST | December 5, 2013 | Natasha Alperowicz

Repsol said today that it is restarting production at its high-density polyethylene and low-density polyethylene plants at Tarragona, Spain, following a turnaround at the ethylene and polyethylene units. It is not restarting operations at the cracker, however, because of technical reasons, the company says. “The restart of the Tarragona cracker is a particularly demanding technical challenge because of the significant changes made to equipment and facilities which are critical and of high technical complexity. The investment involved in the planned...

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