Petrochemical firm Dragon Aromatics plans to begin trial operations of its delayed US$3 bln paraxylene plant on China's southeast coast later this month, as per Reuters. Dragon Aromatics, owned by Taiwan's Xianglu Group, is one of China's biggest independent petrochemical producers and potentially a major importer of condensate. The new complex consists of an 800,000 tpa paraxylene (PX) facility and a 4 million tpa condensate splitter. The plant is expected to reach commercial operations by end-June. The plant, located in Gulei port in Fujian province, was originally slated for start-up around mid 2012, but was delayed by slower-than-expected construction and delays in gaining environmental clearance.