Exxon Mobil Corp.’s polyethylene supply from Singapore is affected due to an outage at its 480,000 tpa plant. "There is an ongoing outage at our Singapore manufacturing site," and consequently, its polyethylene supply is affected, said a company spokeswoman, without elaborating. Spot ethylene (C2) supply in Asia may get a boost due to an outage at ExxonMobil’s downstream polyolefin plants in Singapore, as per ICIS news.
The upstream 900,000 tpa naphtha cracker at the site continues to run, while operational issues have shut down the 600,000 tpa polyethylene (PE) plant and its 405,000 tpa polypropylene (PP) plant early this week. An increase is expected in the number of ethylene July loading cargoes for sale.