PetroChina to start up two new crackers in August–September 2012

22 May 2012 08:44  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Chinese oil and gas giant PetroChina plans to start up two new crackers in the second half of 2012, a company official said on Tuesday.

The first – PetroChina subsidiary Fushun Petrochemical’s 800,000 tonne/year cracker located in Fushun, Liaoning province – will begin commercial production in August. Fushun Petrochemical currently operates a 150,000 tonne/year cracker at the same site.

Another subsidiary, Daqing Petrochemical, will open a 600,000 tonne/year cracker in Daqing, Heilongjiang province in mid-September. The new cracker will complement Daqing Petrochemical’s current 600,000 tonne/year cracker at the same site.

Downstream units at the two facilities, including polypropylene (PP) and polyethylene (PE) will begin operations at the same time as the crackers, the source said, without giving details of the downstream units.

By: Lilian Hua

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