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PetroVietnam Begins Propylene Shipments from New Refinery

9:48 AM MST | November 4, 2009 | Natasha Alperowicz

PetroVietnam has begun shipments of propylene from its recently recommissioned oil refinery at Dung Quat, Vietnam. The 140,000-bbl/day refinery, Vietnam's first, was commissioned earlier this year but it suffered a broken valve in a fluid catalytic cracker. The problem was rectified by Technip, the engineering contractor that built the refinery, last month.   The refinery is also designed to produce 150,000 m.t./year of propylene, which PetroVietnam plans to sell to Marubeni until PetroVietnam builds a 150,000-m.t./year polypropylene facility...

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