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Sibur MTBE hike

2:59 PM MST | January 14, 2013

Sibur (Moscow) says it has completed an expansion of methyl tert -butyl ether (MTBE) capacity at Tchaikovsky, Russia, to 220,000 m.t./year, from 200,000 m.t./year. Sibur’s other major MTBE plant is at Tobolsk, Russia, with a capacity of 150,000 m.t./year. The company says it produced more than 400,000 m.t. of MTBE during 2011. Russia produces more MTBE than it consumes, and the surplus product is shipped overseas, Sibur...

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