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Iran Splits Ethylene Pipeline; Adds Downstream Unit

4:28 PM MDT | June 23, 2008 | Natasha Alperowicz

National Petrochemical Co. (NPC; Tehran) says it has split into two a major project to build an ethylene pipeline in the west of Iran, and that it will build an additional downstream facility linked to the pipeline, increasing the number of downstream sites to 11 (CW, May 5, p. 19). The pipeline will be controlled by two holding companies, under the revised plan. They are Bakhtar Petrochemical Holding, which will control a 2,200-km stretch of the pipeline linking Assaluyeh in the south of Iran to Mahabad in the north; and Dena Region Holding, which will take...

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