22 October 2018, Monday 05:20

Petrochemical industry: from oil to oil-and-gas

Round table on gas chemical industry in Russia

A roundtable discussion centered on the problems of the gas chemical industry has been held in Russia. The topics of discussion were the “shale revolution in the US”, the opportunities for developing new projects in Russia, feedstock transportation problems, project funding issues and scientific developments in the field.

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Going through a rough patch

An explosion has happened at the Omsk Rubber Plant (“Omsky Kautchuk”), marking the latest addition to the close succession of industrial accidents that have recently shook Stavrolen, Kuibyshev Refinery, and several other chemical industry plants. Market players are blaming the accidents on the poor technical condition of the plants’ equipment, deterioration of key production assets, poor execution of scheduled preventive repairs, and human error. 

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Person of the month: An En Dok, General Director of OJSC BSC


An En Dok, General Director of OJSC Bashkir Soda Company (BSC), has given an interview to The Chemical Journal, speaking of the threatened closure of his plant, prospects for solving the crisis, and addressing the issue of the environmental burden of soda production. 

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Growth amid stagnation

Russia's chemical industry posted a growth in 2013, bucking the stagnant-to-downward trend of the country's industry as a whole. Newly launched plants, as well as facilities brought from protracted idling, contributed to this growth. 

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Happy New Year!

RCCNews staff wishes you a very happy new 2014!

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Press release: Lukoil Board of Directors convenes extraordinary general shareholders meeting and recommends interim dividend amount

Press release: Lukoil Board of Directors approved the report on the submission of applications by shareholders

Press release: Lukoil and Uzbekneftegaz sign memorandum of understanding

Russia’s mineral fertilizer output up 1.9% in January-September 2018


Press release (Uralchem): Russia-Belarus Business Council may become a facilitator for businesses and government agencies

Press release: Alexey Miller briefs Dmitry Medvedev on Gazprom’s readiness for autumn/winter period

Press release: PhosAgro, IPNI and Vologda Region Research on Correct Application of Fertilizers Shows a 30% Increase in Forage Crop Yields and 20% Reduction in the Cost of Milk Production in a Large Vologda Region Farm

ToAZ starts construction of third urea facility


Press release: PhosAgro Appoints Mikhail Rybnikov as First Deputy CEO, promotes Vladimir Davydenko to General Director of JSC Apatit

Press release: Gazprom Export to be first among Gazprom's subsidiaries to join tax monitoring regime

Press release: Fitch Ratings Revises Uralkali’s Rating Outlook to Stable from Negative

Press release: Mikhail Katsevman: “Price increase for energy resources and commodities is one of the primary reasons for loss of the competitive edge of polymers”

Press release: NOVATEK and Fluxys Plan to Build an LNG Terminal in Rostock

Press release: SIBUR announces results of Eurobond buyback offer

Fakuma: 26th international trade fair for plastics production and processing

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