PetroChina to start up Sichuan refinery, cracker complex in mid-Dec

03 December 2013 07:06  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--PetroChina is planning to start up its complex containing a refinery and a cracker among at Pengzhou in Sichuan province in mid-December, after overcoming several delays, a company source said on Tuesday.

The complex was initially scheduled to come on line over the August-September period.

The state-owned company has been delivering crude oil through the pipelines to the refinery since the second half of November, according to the source.

The yuan (CNY) 38bn ($6bn) complex includes a 200,000 bbl/day refinery, a cracker that can produce 800,000 tonnes/year of ethylene as well as various derivatives units.

($1 = CNY6.09)

By: Amy Sun
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