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Fire broke out at Sinopec Guangzhou refinery

November 29/2021

MOSCOW (MRC) -- A fire broke out at Sinopec Guangzhou Petrochemical's No. 4 refinery unit on 27 November 2021 night, according to CommoPlast.

It took the fire department nearly two hours to extinguish the fire at the company's refinery, located in Guangzhou, China.

The cause of the fire was preliminarily determined as leakage of coking gasoline when the company attempted to restart the unit from maintenance work.

Apparently, there are no damages caused to the company's downstream polypropylene (PP) and polyethylene (PE) plants.

Sinopec Guangzhou's petrochemical complex houses two PP lines with a combined capacity of 400,000 tons/year.

As MRC reported earlier, No. 2 PP line was shut for scheduled maintenance during the incident.

Meanwhile, No.1 PP line with the capacity of 200,000 tons/year and PE plant with the capacity of 200,000 tons/year have been operating normally. 

Ethylene and propylene are the main feedstocks for the production of polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP), respectively.

According to MRC's ScanPlast report, Russia's estimated PE consumption totalled 1,868,160 tonnes in the first nine months of 2021, up by 18% year on year. Shipments of all grades of ethylene polymers increased. At the same time, PP shipments to the Russian market were 1,138,510 tonnes in January-September 2021, up by 30% year on year. Supply of propylene homopolymer (homopolymer PP) and block-copolymers of propylene (PP block copolymers) increased, whereas supply of injection moulding statistical copolymers of propylene (PP random copolymers) decreased significantly.

China Petrochemical Corporation (Sinopec Group) is a super-large petroleum and petrochemical enterprise group established in July 1998 on the basis of the former China Petrochemical Corporation. Sinopec Group's key business activities include the exploration and production of oil and natural gas, petrochemicals and other chemical products, oil refining.
Author:Margaret Volkova
Tags:PP, PE, crude and gaz condensate, propylene, ethylene, petrochemistry, Sinopec, China.
Category:General News
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