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The climate for investments into the petrochemical industry in Russia in 2015 may not be able to avoid the side-effects of foreign policy, and it seems inevitable that progress in certain projects will be affected.  Even before 2014 the main olefin projects were moving slower than might be expected in other countries.  Oil prices directly do not harm projects, but they impact significantly on the Russian economy whilst sanctions tend to cause difficulties in various areas such as raising finance, importing equipment, etc. 

The President of Tatarstan has highlighted that the impact of the devalued currency will mean that the cost of investment in chemical projects will grow by around 30-40%, and that projects themselves facing a possible disruption.  Proposals were made to the Ministry of Industry to lobby government for subsidies for priority projects.  Due to concerns over the economy Nizhnekamskneftekhim has already delayed construction plans for its one million ton cracker from a 2017 start-up to after 2020, whilst Rosneft is making very slow progress on its flagship refinery and petrochemical complex (VNKH) in the Russian Far East.  SIBUR is the sole company is proceeding with its million ton cracker project at Tobolsk but even these plans are not expected to be completed until 2019. 

Possible progress may be seen this year regarding gas processing facilities in the Amur and Irkutsk regions, laying the platform for petrochemical plants, whilst Lukoil also hopes to complete part of the gas processing investments at Budyennovsk.  Regarding the Volga-Urals region efforts are still underway examining the viability of constructing the Yamal-Volga NGL pipeline, to meet the demands principally of the petrochemical industry in Tatarstan and Bashkortostan, although this represents a long term plan.  In the Samara region SANORS, now owned by Rosneft, has completed modernisation of the gas processing facilities at Novokuibyshevsk which allows it to move to the next stage involving olefins.  

 

 

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    • Russian polypropylene production higher by 39% in Jan 2015 vs Jan 2014

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    • Russian polycarbonate consumption rises in January

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    • Kuibyshevazot increases revenues in 2014, but profits decline

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Russian Petrochemical Monthly Statistics Available on Request from CIREC

By Producer & Volume

NGLS LPGS
Benzene Ethylene
Propylene Methanol
Phenol Styrene
Toluene Orthoxylene
Paraxylene Butanols
Polypropylene HDPE
LDPE Polyamide
C4s Phthalic anhydride

 

Russian Benzene Sales (unit-kilo tons

Jan-Dec 14

Jan-Dec 13

Synthesis Total

560.3

608.9

Angarsk Polymer Plant

59.9

49.9

SIBUR-Neftekhim

36.2

72.0

Severstal

35.2

35.5

Uralorgsintez

77.6

62.8

Kirishinefteorgsintez

62.1

54.9

West Siberian MC

60.2

55.9

Ryazan NPZ

26.8

28.5

Slavneft-Yanos

61.5

54.8

Gazprom Neft (Omsk)

91.8

106.7

Gazprom neftekhim Salavat

11.8

9.6

Stavrolen

14.3

38.3

Ufaneftekhim

16.0

11.5

Zaporozhkoks

0.0

5.4

Ukrtatnafta

0.0

10.3

Yasinovsky Coke

3.2

9.8

ArcelorMittal

3.7

3.1

Nitration Total

34.8

38.8

Novolipetsk MK

21.2

24.1

Chelyabinsk MK

13.5

14.7

Crude

128.5

150.9

Altay-Koks

28.1

34.1

Koks

31.2

32.6

Magnitogorsk MK

44.9

48.9

Nizhny Tagil MK

12.5

15.7

Novokuznetsk MK

1.9

6.5

Moskoks

6.7

8.0

Ural Steel

3.1

5.1

Full Total

723.6

783.9

Russian Propylene Domestic Sales (unit-kilo tons)
Producer Jan-Dec 14 Jan-Dec 13
Angarsk Polymer Plant 84.3 65.3
Omsk Kaucuk 2.4 2.8
SIBUR-Kstovo 77.9 114.0
Akrilat 8.2 2.0
LUKoil-NNOS 135.5 132.1
Tomskneftekhim 8.7 0.2
Gazprom Neftekhim Salavat 26.4 3.1
Nizhnekamksneftekhim 5.6 2.4
SIBUR-Khimprom 1.1 6.1
Stavrolen 3.4 0.0
Tobolsk-Polymer 6.8 0.0
Total 360.4 327.9
Russian Orthoxylene Domestic Sales (unit-kilo tons)
Producer Jan-Dec 14 Jan-Dec 13
Gazprom Neft 61.9 57.0
Ufaneftekhim 36.4 30.5
Kinef, Kirishi 45.2 38.9
Total 143.6 126.4
Russian Paraxylene Domestic Sales (unit-kilo tons)
Producer Jan-Dec 14 Jan-Dec 13
Gazprom Neft 65.9 60.1
Ufaneftekhim 105.5 97.7
Kinef, Kirishi 0.2 0.2
Total 171.6 158.0
Russian Toluene Domestic Sales (unit-kilo tons)
Producer Jan-Dec 14 Jan-Dec 13
Novopiletsk MK 1.5 2.0
Slavneft-Yanos 40.6 21.5
Severstal 6.0 6.5
LUKoil-Perm 32.2 42.4
Gazprom Neft 23.9 23.4
Zapsib 3.2 5.5
Kinef, Kirishi 25.3 32.5
Gazprom neftekhim Salavat 0.0 0.8
Others 0.9 0.3
Total 133.5 134.9
Russian Methanol Domestic Sales (unit-kilo tons)
Producer Jan-Dec 14 Jan-Dec 13
Azot Nevinnomyssk 24.9 34.8
Azot Novomoskovsk 123.3 103.9
Metafrax 395.0 413.3
Sibmetakhim 394.6 415.8
Togliattiazot 413.2 358.7
Shchekinoazot 21.2 47.1
Others 24.1 15.0
Total 1396.3 1388.7
Russian Butanol Domestic Sales (unit-kilo tons) 
Producer Jan-Dec 14 Jan-Dec 13
Gazprom neftekhim Salavat 26.1 16.1
SIBUR-Khimprom 30.7 16.0
Angarsk Polymer Plant 2.0 10.6
Azot Nevinnomyssk 3.2 19.2
Others 7.0 36.8
Total 69.0 61.8
 
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