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Russia’s United Petrochemical plans world-scale cracker

4:16 PM MDT | July 29, 2013

United Petrochemical Co. (UPC), a subsidiary of energy group Bashneft (Moscow), is studying plans to build a world-scale ethylene plant at Ufa, Russia. UPC is a relatively new company, created to consolidate Bashneft’s petrochemical assets and develop them as a separate entity. UPC says that the consolidation has created Russia’s fourth-largest petrochemical producer. UPC is studying a naphtha cracker, with capacity for 1 million m.t./year of ethylene, and downstream units at Ufa. They are still at a very early stage, and the final configuration will depend...

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