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Caojing Cracker Delayed; Secco, Dow Would Like to Join

1:46 PM MDT | May 16, 2007 | Natasha Alperowicz

A refining and olefins project at the Shanghai Chemical Industry Park (SCIP; Caojing, China), originally planned as a joint venture between Sinopec and SCIP, has been delayed by at least two years and is unlikely to come onstream before 2012, CW has learned. The Chinese government’s approval process for the 10-million m.t./year refinery and 1-million m.t./year ethylene plant will not start until next year, Li Guo Hua, technical director at SCIP, tells CW. The main reason for the delay is the government’s decision to approve steam cracker projects at...

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