Petrobras halts works at Comperj complex on revoked eco license

15 May 2013 04:13  [Source: ICIS news]

CAMPINAS, Brazil (ICIS)--Brazil’s state-run oil company Petrobras said late on Tuesday that is has immediately stopped construction works at its Comperj petrochemical complex after the project’s environmental licenses were revoked.

Further details were not provided.

"Petrobras informs that it was summoned, in the beginning of this Tuesday [14 March], about a sentence that annuls the environmental licenses [that] were issued by a state [Rio de Janeiro] environmental agency for the works of Comperj, which implies its immediate paralysation", it said in a statement.

The Comperj project is expected to include two refineries and a number of downstream petrochemical units that will produce ethylene, propylene, polyethylene (PE), polypropylene (PP) and other chemicals.

Its first 165,000 bbl/day refining train at the site is due to start operations by 2015, while a bigger 300,000 bbl/day train is slated to come on stream by 2018.

By: Leo Siqueira
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