S.Korea's Hanwha Total Says Naphtha Cracker Shut After Lightning Strike
SEOUL, July 17 (Reuters) - South Korea's Hanwha Total said on Monday its naphtha cracker in Daesan has been shut due to power outages caused by a lightning strike.
No injuries were reported, it said.
The lightning strike happened in the afternoon at its plant in Daesan, some 130 kilometres (about 81 miles) southwest of Seoul, a company spokesman said.
It was unclear when the 1 million-tonne-per-year naphtha cracker would restart, the spokesman said. Naphtha is mainly used to make plastics.
The outages however did not impact operations at a condensate splitter that produces mostly naphtha and some distillates, the spokesman said.
(Reporting By Jane Chung in SEOUL; Editing by Biju Dwarakanath)
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