05 September 2007 00:06 [Source: ICIS news]
HOUSTON (ICIS news)--Groundwork has begun at a new Petrobras refinery site in ?xml:namespace>
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The new unit will use heavy oil lifted in
The refinery will focus on diesel production particularly aimed at supplying the increased demand for derivatives in the Northeast, Petrobras said.
"The refinery is expected to produce some 814,000 cubic meters of petrochemical naphtha, 322,000 tons of LPG, 8.8 million tons of diesel fuel, and 1.4 million tons of oil coke per year," the company said.
The project will cost a little over $4bn (€2.92), with production to begin in the second half of 2010, Petrobras said.
($1.00 = €0.73)
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