Monday, March 24, 2008

Restart of Idemitsu's plant unlikely to be affected by fire

A fire that broke out two days ago is unlikely to affected the mid-May restart of Idemitsu Kosan's petrochemical unit. A fire broke out on Tuesday at the Chiba factory's benzene, toluene and xylene processing unit and took about 30 minutes to douse. Repairs on the unit, with 577,000 tpa BTX capacity is expected to be completed during the planned maintenance period.

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