CIREC Monthly News, Issue No 323

Central Europe

  • PKN Orlen averaged €946 per ton for petrochemical margins in Jan-Sep 2017
  • PDH Polska opts to construct new polypropylene plant
  • Unipetrol assessing whether to retain old polyethylene plant after new plant launch
  • Ciech starts trading polyolefins from Iran and Egypt
  • Spolchemie starts up membrane plant, BorsodChem & Spolana investing in projects
  • Grupa Azoty starts new polyamide plant at Tarnow


  • Saratovorgsintez revives project for acrylamide and polyacrylamide
  • Omsk Kaucuk close to investments into idle phenol and acetone plants
  • LLDPE production in Russia rises to 100,000 tons in January to August 2017
  • MEG exports from Russia rose 9.2% in the first eight months to 78,000 tons
  • Russian polypropylene production rose 4% in Jan-Aug 2017 to 1.115 million tons
  • Yatek working towards construction of large methanol plant in Yakutia
  • Methanol project based on wood raw materials considered for Komi Republic
  • SIBUR & Saudi Aramco in talks regarding potential investments in petrochemicals
  • Gazprom agrees gas supply to Rosneft’s VNHK complex
  • Saipem wins contract for design of VNHK complex
  • Tatarstan sets out to increase ethane availability for Kazanorgsintez
  • Evrokhim continues to consider MDI project; license for technology major problem
  • Kemerovo chemical project attracts support from Mitsubishi

Other countries

  • Karpatneftekhim starts exporting C4s to Russia to Nizhnekamskneftekhim
  • PTA imports into Russia and Belarus continue to rise in 2017
  • Mogilevkhimvolokno embarks on modernisation & expansion of polyester facilities
  • SOCAR continues to increase methanol production in Azerbaijan
  • SOCAR completes first modernisation for the cracker, increasing propylene capacity


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