Russia's Lukoil restarts Stavrolen ethylene, propylene units

25 September 2012 15:55  [Source: ICIS news]

MOSCOW (ICIS)--Russia's Lukoil on Tuesday restarted the ethylene and propylene units at its Stavrolen petrochemical plant which were shut down after a fire in December last year, it said.

The high-density polyethylene (HDPE) units is expected to restart in coming days, a source at the oil company said.

Based in Budyennovsk, Russia's Southern Stavropol region, Stavrolen is controlled by Lukoil. The plant has capacities 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.

Stavrolen's PP unit was restarted on 11 March this year following the fire on 15 December 2011.

Lukoil had previously pledged to restart ethylene, propylene and HDPE facilities by April. This was postponed to July and then to August.

By: Sergei Blagov
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