Reports about market activity were mixed, with a number of suppliers stating that demand was stronger than expected for November – even with the approach of the year-end holidays – while others mentioned signs of a slowdown in certain segments. Product availability has improved as most plants were running well and at least one unit resumed production following a minor maintenance shutdown.
Ergon announced that the scheduled fall maintenance program at its naphthenic refinery in Vicksburg, Mississippi, has been successfully completed. The planned event began Oct. 23, and downtime for operating units was varied as reliability improvements were made to further support secure supply of products to customers, the company explained.
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