Brazil's Comperj ground work may start by April

27 March 2008 21:20  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS news)--Brazil's proposed petrochemical complex Comperj in Rio de Janeiro has received environmental approval, and ground work could start by April, a company executive from Petrobras Quimica (Petroquisa) said on Thursday.

Comperj (Complexo Petroquimico do Rio de Janeiro) will refine 150,000 bbl/day of heavy crude when comes on stream in 2012-2013, said Jose Lima de Andrade Neto, president of Petroquisa, a subsidiary of Petrobras.

When the project is complete, Comperj will group a basic petrochemicals unit and a series of downstream units to produce products such as styrene, ethylene glycol, polyethylene (PE), and polypropylene (PE).

Andrade Neto was speaking to the World Petrochemical Conference, held in Houston by Chemical Market Associates Inc (CMAI).

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By: Al Greenwood
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