Exxon unit starts up Thai aromatics complex

Esso (Thailand) PLC, an affiliate of Exxon Corp., has started production at its new aromatics complex on Thailand's eastern seaboard. Start-up was 2 months ahead of schedule, and the first commercial product shipment left the complex in early September.The plant, about 125 km southeast of Bangkok in Chon Buri, is fully integrated with Esso Standard Thailand Ltd.'s 173,000 b/d Sriracha refinery. Capital cost of the complex was about $400 million.The new aromatics plant has capacity to produce 350,000 tonnes/year of paraxylene-used primarily in the production of purified terephthalic acid (PTA), a raw material for production of polyester resins and fibers-and 70,000 tonnes/year of ben...

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