CIREC Monthly News September 2016
Market News
§  Central European refining margins fall to lowest levels for more than a year
§  Russian toluene and orthoxylene domestic sales show growth in 1st half
§  Sayanskkhimplast in deeper conflict with Angarsk Polymer over ethylene price
§  Russian paint production shows rise in first half of 2016, despite weak demand
§  Ukrainian polymer market expected to continue rising in second half of 2016
Company News
§  Unipetrol wants to integrate Spolana into group and resolve chlorine plant conversion 
§  MOL reported strong results in 1st two quarters, driven by petrochemical sector
§  Shchekinoazot invests i logistics system, to improve access roads and rail sidings
§  Sibmetakhim completes plant reconstruction of formaldehyde plant at Tomsk 
§  Rosnano withdraws from Nikokhim jv for the production of magnesium compounds 
Trade News
§  Czech ethylene imports drop in June as Unipetrol is close to restart
§  Czech bisphenol A imports change in 1st half of 2016 from Russia to South Korea
§  Methanol exports from Belarus in the first five months in 2016 down by over 11,000 tons
§  China, Poland and India accounted for 176,000 tons of Russian rubber exports, Jan-May
Production News
§  Angarsk Polymer Plant shuts again in July temporarily, but is now operating
§  Polish production of caustic soda and soda ash rise in 1st half of 2016 due to expansions
§  Russian Far East chemical producer Bor ceases boric acid production to focus on silica
§  Russian propylene rises in first half of 2016, and should go higher in second half 
Project News
§  PKN Orlen announces plans for propylene metathesis unit at Plock
§  SIBUR approves Promstroy Group to install the 500,000 tpa PP plant as part of ZapSib-2
§  Turkmenistan petrochemical project on schedule for 2018 start-up
§  Kurskkhimvolokno to increase capacity for technical yarns
§  Vnesheconombank undertaking examination into methylchlorosilane project at Kazan 

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