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Algerian oil company builds p-xylene plant

1:53 PM MST | December 6, 2013 | Lindsay Frost

Sonatrach (Oran, Algeria), an Algerian-government owned hydrocarbon and oil company, announced today that it is nearing completion of its new para-xylene (p-xylene) crystallization plant at its refinery and petrochemical site at Skikda, Algeria. Start-up is scheduled for this month. The plant will use GTC Technology’s CrystPX and GT-IsomPX technology. CrystPX recovers p-xylene from reformate feedstock and GT-IsomPX, using a catalyst from Clariant, isomerizes C8 aromatics into additional p-xylene. The technology license also includes naphtha...

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