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Keyuan Petrochemicals to Boost Capacity at Ningbo

2:08 PM MST | December 14, 2010 | Lindsey Bewley

Keyuan Petrochemicals (Ningbo, China) says it will spend about $3.8 million to expand petrochemical capacity at its by about 30%, to 720,000 m.t./year at its Nigbo facility. The company produces benzene, toluene and xylene at the site as well as propylene, styrene, liquefied petroleum gas and methyl tert-butyl ether. The plant currently uses heavy oil feedstocks but will be capable of incorporating other feeds, including light oil and benzene, into its feedslate, Keyuan says.  “Our flexible production process and design allow us to change the mix of...

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