Karpatnaftokhim earned after five years of inactivity

Карпатнафтохим заработал после пятилетнего простоя

Maximum capacity is planned for July.

Plant Karpatnaftokhim in Kalush, Ivano-Frankivsk region resumed work on June 9 after five years of inactivity, the press service of the company.

Commercial production of ethylene was expected on June 11, polyethylene and PVC and 15 June. Raw material for processing is straight-run gasoline.

“Thus, the whole complex will be commissioned in mid-June,” – said in a press release.

Maximum capacity for ethylene in the amount of 250 thousand tons per year is planned for July.

In April 2017, the Cabinet set for Karpatnaftokhim annual quotas for besanceney import and purchase of raw materials for production: liquefied petroleum gas – 1070 million liters, naphtha – 1170 million, diesel fuel – 985 million liters.

Karpatnaftokhim produces ethylene, polyethylene, vinyl chloride, caustic soda, chlorine and suspension PVC. The plant was shut down in September 2012 due to the unfavorable situation on the market of petrochemical products, and still not been run (except for temporary resumption of the production of PVC).

In February 2017, the Russian oil company LUKOIL announced the sale of a controlling package of Karpatnaftokhim. 100% owned by Karpaty Chemical B. V. (Netherlands), the ultimate beneficiaries of which are previously headed LUKOIL-Ukraine, Ilham Mammadov and CEO of the company tekhinservis Igor Sucky.

As reported Корреспондент.netin October 2016 Karpatnaftokhim asked the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko to restore trade and economic relations with Russia. Employees of the company wrote a petition.