09 November 2012 19:46 [Source: ICIS news]
RIO DE JANEIRO (ICIS)--The petrochemical portion of the massive Comperj project in ?xml:namespace>
"Initially the refinery and petrochemical projects were thought of together but now petrochemicals will be completely separate from the refinery," said the source at a meeting ahead of the Latin American Petrochemical Association (APLA) annual meeting.
"The gas feedstock will come from the pre-salt offshore area," he added.
The refinery project for the Complexo Petroquimico do Rio de Janeiro (Comperj) is being developed by Brazil's state-owned oil company Petrobras, while Braskem is developing the petrochemical part with feedstock to be supplied by Petrobras.
The companies are still in negotiations over the details of the petrochemical project which will be in Itaborai,
Chlorine for PVC would be supplied from a nearby source, while it is unclear where the propylene for PP production would come from, the source said.
The petrochemical project could be completed by 2017-2018, said the source.APLA starts on Sunday and ends on Tuesday.
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