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PetroChina Commissions Daqing Petrochemical Complex

4:43 AM MDT | July 8, 2012 | Natasha Alperowicz

PetroChina says it has completed construction of a major petchems expansion project at Daqing, China. The new 600,000 m.t./year ethylene production facility, based on the Stone & Webster process, increased Daqing Petrochemical’s total ethylene capacity to 1.2 million m.t./year.   The project involved an investment of Rmb12.951 billion ($2 billion) and in addition to the olefins complex, includes several manufacturing units designed to produce 300,000 m.t./year of polypropylene, 600,000 m.t./year of pygas, 400,000 m.t./year of aromatics, as well as...

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