30 June 2011 20:44 [Source: ICIS news]
According to Petrobras, the change in feedstock will help the company save up to 30% in construction costs for the complex.
The Complexo Petroquimico do Rio de Janeiro (Comperj) will have a production capacity of 1.1m tonnes of ethylene/year for the production of petrochemicals and use 15m cubic meters of natural gas/day, the company said.
The petrochemical phase is expected to start production by the end of 2016, according to Petrobras.
Comperj’s 165,000 bbl/day refinery is under construction and Petrobras plans to build a second refinery of the same size.
Additional reporting by Leo Siqueira
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