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Sibur Eyes Gas Cracker in Russia’s Astrakhan Region

3:23 PM MST | February 4, 2008 | Natasha Alperowicz

Sibur (Moscow), a Gazprom subsidiary, says it plans to spend 236 million rubles ($9.6 million) on the front-end engineering and design of a petrochemical complex, comprising a gas cracker and low-density polyethylene (LDPE) facility, in the Astrakhan region of southern Russia. Astrakhangazprom (Astrakhan), another Gazprom subsidiary, would supply raw materials to the plant, Sibur says. A detailed techno-economic feasibility study will be launched in cooperation with Astrakhangazprom, Sibur says. The findings will be submitted to Gazprom for approval and the...

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