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Haldia Petrochemical operates its naphtha cracker at full capacity

September 23/2019

MOSCOW (MRC) -- Indias Haldia Petrochemicals is operating its naphtha cracker at full capacity as fire at a pipeline did not affect throughput, reported Reuters on Friday with reference to a source familiar with the matter.

The fire came a time when naphtha prices have surged following attacks on Saudis oil facilities on Saturday.

Haldia operates a naphtha cracker that can produce more than 600,000 tonnes of ethylene a year.

It buys naphtha from Kuwait Petroleum Corp (KPC) and Indian Oil Corp (IOC).

There will be no impact on naphtha cargo purchases from KPC and IOC, the source said.

As MRC informed before, Haldia Petrochemicals Ltd (HPL) resumed production at its cracker and downstream plants following a maintenance turnaround on 9-10 June, 2018. The complex was shut on May 10, 2018 for a period of about 20-25 days. Located at Haldia in the eastern Indian state of west Bengal, the complex can produce 700,000 mt/year of ethylene and 350,000 mt/year of propylene and provides feedstock to a 330,000 mt/year high density PE plant, a 370,000 mt/year HDPE/linear low PE swing plant and a 350,000 mt/year polypropylene unit.

Ethylene and propylene are feedstocks for producing polyethylene (PE) and polyprolypele (PP).

According to MRC's ScanPlast report, Russia's estimated PE consumption totalled 1,255,800 tonnes in the first seven months of 2019, up by 9% year on year. Shipments of all PE grades increased. At the same time, the estimated PP consumption in the Russian market was 796,120 tonnes in January-July 2019, up by 11% year on year. Shipments of PP block copolymer and homopolymer PP increased.

Haldia Petrochemicals Ltd is a modern naphtha based petrochemical complex at Haldia, West Bengal, India. Haldia has played the role of a catalyst in emergence of more than 500 downstream processing industries in West Bengal with a capacity to process more than 3,50,000 TPA of polymers, among which are PE and PP.


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Author:Margaret Volkova
Tags:PP, PE, LLDPE, PP block copolymer, homopolymer PP, propylene, HDPE, ethylene, Haldia Petrochemicals, India, Russia.
Category:General News
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