Russia's Lukoil delays restart of C2, C3, HDPE units till August

19 April 2012 16:12  [Source: ICIS news]

MOSCOW (ICIS)--Russian oil major Lukoil revealed on Thursday the restart of some units at its subsidiary company Stavrolen's petrochemical plant in Budyennovsk would be further delayed.

The ethylene (C2), propylene (C3) and high density polyethylene (HDPE) units at the Stavrolen plant, in Russia's southern Stavropol region, are now expected to restart in early August, a source at Lukoil said.

The plant was damaged by a fire on 15 December 2011. Lukoil had previously planned to restart the ethylene, propylene and HDPE units by April, and then in July.

The plant has the capacity to produce 150,000 tonnes/year of propylene, 120,000 tonnes/year of polypropylene (PP), 350,000 tonnes/year of ethylene and 300,000 tonnes/year of HDPE.

The Stavrolen plant's PP unit restarted on 11 March, and produced 3,400 tonnes last month. The plant should produce 8,000 tonnes of PP in April, according to the company.

By: Sergei Blagov
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