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Construction Begins on Relocated P-Xylene Project in China

1:02 AM MDT | May 12, 2009 | Deepti Ramesh

The construction of a previously announced para-xylene plant at Gulei near Zhangzhou, China has begun, say reports. The project was relocated from Xiamen, China after protests by residents of Xiamen caused construction of the $2-billion plant to be halted in 2007. The Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP; Beijing) approved the construction of the p-xylene plant near Zhangzhou in January. Construction of the plant sparked no protests in Gulei, reports say. The plant will be China’s biggest p -xylene unit, with capacity for 800,000 m.t./year, and will be...

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