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Qatar and Itochu Link in $4-Billion Petchem Project in Vietnam

3:23 AM MDT | September 22, 2010 | Natasha Alperowicz

Qatar Petroleum and Itochu Corp. are in discussions with Siam Cement and PetroVietnam to construct a joint venture petrochemical complex in southern Vietnam, according to local press reports. The complex would cost about $4 billion to build and would be based on an olefins complex with capacity for 1.4 million m.t./year. It would be built on Long Son island and would come onstream in 2015. The reports, quoting Qatar oil minister Abdullah Al-Attiyah, said the negotiations are in advanced stages. A separate refinery and petrochemical project is being planned in the...

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