SIBUR adds MTBE capacity in Russia

The Russian petrochemical conglomerate SIBUR says it has increased its design capacity to produce methyl tertiary butyl ether in the Tchaikovsky area of Perm Territory to 220,000 tonnes/year from 200,000 tonnes/year.

Two of its companies produce MTBE in the area: Uralorgsintez, which operates an NGL fractionation plant with capacity of 750,000 tonnes/year, and Sibur-Khimprom, which produces 500,000 tonnes/year of petrochemicals from liquid hydrocarbons.

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