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October 2019 news

Olefins

Up to 50% of crude supply to Orlen in Poland is supplied currently from non-Russian sources and in the case of the entire group it is already over 40%. This compares to around to a total of 5% in 2012-2013.  To read more please log in

Propylene imports into Poland amounted to 75,600 tons in the first half of 2019 against 98,200 tons in the same period in 2018.  To read more please log in

Russia produced 482,500 tons of styrene in the first eight months in 2019, against 490,700 tons.  Gazprom neftekhim Salavat reduced styrene production to 126,300 tons To read more please log in

Russian plants produced 1.589 million tons of propylene in the first eight months in 2019 versus 1.540 million tons in the same period in 2018.  SIBUR Tobolsk increased production (to continue reading please log in)

Russian ethylene production totalled 2.054 million tons in the first eight months in 2019 against 1.989 million tons in the same period in 2018.  The major changes took place at Kazan (log in to see data)

Aromatics

Benzene production in Russia totalled 887.900 tons in the first eight months in 2019 against 913,300 tons in the same period in 2018.  Rosneft’s plants at Angarsk, Ryazan and Novokuibyshevsk login to continue reading

Russia imported 28,300 tons of TDI in the first seven months in 2019 against 26,900 tons in the same period in 2018.  The three largest sources of imports in the first seven months in 2019 included Saudi Arabia (log in to continue reading)

Polymers & Rubber

Methanol

Polish methanol imports amounted to 266,300 tons in the first half of 2019 at a cost of $73.926 million, against 386,100 tons in the same period in 2018.  Russia supplied 203,600 tons against (to continue reading article and table please login)

Russian methanol exports totalled 1.405 million tons in the first eight months in 2019 against 1.201 million tons in the same period in 2018.  Shchekinoazot recorded the largest (continue reading)

Sales of methanol on the Russian domestic merchant market dropped in the first eight months in 2019, with domestic sales totalling 962,500 tons versus 1035,300 tons in the same period in 2018

Organic chemicals

Omsk Kaucuk to launch phenol and acetone production before the end of 2019

The production of phenol and acetone at Omsk Kaucuk, part of the Titan Group of Companies, will be launched in the next few weeks.  The old plant stopped production in March 2014 after a serious fire and has been completely revamped and upgraded, enabling a four fold reduction in the environmental impact from plant operations. 

The updated facilities have increased the production capacity of phenol up to 90,000 tpa and acetone up to 55,800 tpa.  Both products are available at 99.5% purity.  Commissioning of the plant at Omsk has been put back on several occasions, but is now in the final stages before launch. 

Russian normal butanol production amounted to 91,600 tons in the first eight months in 2019, versus 94,200 tons in the same period in 2018 whilst isobutanol production rose from 64,700 tons to 67,500 tons. (read on)



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