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Dow and Shell to join Sinopec-KPC Venture in China

1:37 PM MDT | August 22, 2007 |

Natasha Alperowicz

Sinopec has revived a $5-billion refining and petrochemical joint venture with Kuwait Petroleum Corp. (KPC; Kuwait City) at Nansha in Guangdong Province, China, and Chinese officials say that Dow Chemical and Shell are in talks to join the scheme. The National Development and Reform Commission (Beijing) approved the project, dubbed Guangzhou Nansha, last year. Little progress was reported until earlier this month, when Sinopec president Wang Tianpu announced that plans to build a refining and petchem complex at Nansha with overseas partners were “right on...

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