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Versalis will stop cracker in Priolo at the end of December for turnaround

December 27/2019

MOSCOW (MRC) - Versalis, the petrochemical division of Italy's Eni SpA, plans to stop a cracking unit in Priolo, Sicily, for repairs in the last days of December, Polymerupdate reports.

The capacity of the cracking unit at this complex is 490,000 tonnes of ethylene and 130,000 tonnes of propylene per year. The maintenance works will last until February next year. Loading at this cracking installation was reduced in November and December.

It was previously reported that Versalis shut repairing this cracking unit in the spring of 2018.

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

According to ScanPlast of Market Report, the estimated PE consumption in Russia amounted to 1,589,580 tonnes in the first nine months of this year, which is 7% more than a year ago.Shipments of all PE grades increased.
Calculated PP consumption in the Russian market was 976,790 tonnes in January-September 2019, up by 4% year on year. Shipments of PP block copolymer and homopolymer PP increased.

Versalis is a petrochemical company, a 100% subsidiary of the Italian oil and gas company Eni SpA. The company produces a wide range of petrochemical products, and is also one of the world's leading elastomer companies.
Eni spa (Ente Nazionale Idrocarburi) is an Italian oil and gas company headquartered in Rome. Eni operates in 70 countries.
Author:Anna Larionova
Tags:PE, Versalis.
Category:General News
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