Indonesia’s Pertamina unexpectedly shutdown PP plant on upstream issues
Due to the technical difficulties, the producer has to reduce the contract allocation to local buyers, said a local distributor.
According to market sources, Pertamina (Persero) PT is forced to take its PP unit in Plaju, south sumatera, Indonesia off-line last weekend following an unspecified technical glitch at the upstream RFCC unit that causes a disruption of the propylene feeds.
It is expected that the PP line would remain shut for about 12 days.
The RFCC unit produces 45,000 tons of propylene annually while the PP plant has a capacity of 45,000 tons/year.
“Due to the technical difficulties, the producer has to reduce the contract allocation to local buyers. This might continue to support the current firming trend into July,” a distributor added.