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The incident at LINIK not to affect Ukrainian PP market

September 16/2011

(MRC) -- PP production at Lisichansk refinery (LINIK) has been suspended until September, 20 due to the accident, which resulted in triethylaluminum leakage, as per unofficial sources.

According to MRC analyst Sergey Karaichentsev, the incident wont influence Ukrainian PP market. At the moment companys PP stocks exceeds 7 KT. In August, the Ukrainian market imported 9 KT of the feedstock. LINIK formed significant stocks before a scheduled replacement of heat exchanger.

The accident happened on the night of 14 to 15 September. There was a leakage of triethylaluminum at D-201 drainage line on R-200 reactor with a working pressure of 30 atm. According to the Office Emergency Situations of Lugansk Regional State Administration, the reactor R-200 is switched out now.

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