China’s CNOOC EnerTech to build new butyl rubber plant in Fujian

23 April 2013 09:01  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--CNOOC Energy Technology & Services (CNOOC EnerTech) plans to build a 50,000 tonne/year butyl rubber plant at Putian in Fujian province, a company source said on Tuesday.


“We are currently doing environmental assessment and feasibility research, which may last a year,” said the source.


The company also plans to build a 100,000 tonne/year isobutene unit and related supporting facilities at the site, the source said.


The rubber plant will need 80,000-90,000 tonnes/year of methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) as feedstock, most of which will come from the spot market, market sources said.


CNOOC EnerTech is a part of China National Offshore Oil Corp (CNOOC).

By: Hedy Dong

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