Dec 04, 2020 9:26 p.m.

Japan’s ENEOS to shut naphtha cracker after mechanical glitches

The cracker is currently operating at 95% capacity and would slowly reduce the run rates to completely shut down by the beginning of December.

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It is reported that ENEOS Corporation is planning to take its larger naphtha cracker in Kawasaki off-line on 1 December 2020 for repairment after a technical issue reported at the butadiene separation unit earlier this week. 

The cracker is currently operating at 95% capacity and would slowly reduce the run rates to completely shut down by the beginning of December.

The cracker with an annual capacity of 515,000 tons/year of ethylene, 300,000 tons/year of propylene, and 105,000 tons/year of butadiene would be shut for a month. 

The company’s smaller cracker at the same location is not affected by the issue.

ENEOS Corp formerly known as JXTG Nippon Oil & Energy renamed the corporate identity in June 2020 as part of the company’s 2040 vision. 

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