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  1. Polymer strategy

    ... mtpa of polyethylene of various grades. Raw materials will be coming from Gazprom’s gas processing plant with a capacity of 42 bcm (the first two processing lines are due to start operations in April 2021). SIBUR then plans to purchase ca. 2 mt of ethane from the Amur GPP. The parties are also negotiating potential supplies of 1.5 mt of LPG. At the same time, the petrochemical holding is expecting the government’s decision on a negative excise tax for LPG, a move which will improve the plant’s ...

  2. 2019 – industry at a glance

    ... of new refinery/paraxylene projects will be implemented by private Chinese companies. These crude-to-chemicals projects often include ethylene complexes as well. Several Chinese steam crackers will also be built by private companies based on imported ethane and/or LPG. Even with an ethylene self-sufficiency rising above 60%, China will still be extremely dependent on imports for this value chain. There will be a race to fulfill this need among new domestic Chinese capacity additions,...

  3. Thorny petrochemicals

    ... mt (ca. 6–7% of the total consumption), which had to be urgently replaced with imports. Russian petrochemical feedstock consumption consists mostly of straight-run petrol (naphtha) and LPG, with a much smaller share of natural gas liquids (NGL) and ethane. Naphtha comes primarily from refineries that can fully meet the needs of large-scale steam crackers. For that reason, naphtha-based petrochemical facilities are often integrated into refineries. That is the case of Angarsk Polymer Plant, Nizhnekamskneftekhim ...

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