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Chemical Week Magazine :: Basic Chemicals & Plastics
Fires HIt Formosaâ€™s Taiwan site
8:51 AM MDT | August 6, 2010
Formosa Petrochemical says it is restarting two of its three crude distillation units at the companyâ€™s Mailiao, Taiwan petrochemical complex after a July 25 fire which shut the 540,000-bpd refinery and some downstream units. This is the second fire at the site in the past month. The companyâ€™s 700,000-m.t./year ethylene cracker was shuttered on July 7, after a leak in the distillation tower sparked a fire. That cracker is expected to start up sometime in September or early October, sources say. Two-thirds of the siteâ€™s refining capacity could be back online...
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