The restart of Czech refiner Unipetrol's ethylene unit its Litvinov refinery, has been delayed at by several weeks because of a fault with the heating exchange apparatus. After halting production as part of a scheduled maintenance outage which also included adding new capacity, Unipetrol had planned to restart the ethylene unit on October 25.
Unipetrol is preparing a stop-gap measure to put the ethylene unit back into operation by November 8. No details on the financial impact of the delay are available. Unipetrol is majority owned by Poland's PKN Orlen