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Petrochemicals

Sonatrach considers big chemical investment

by Alexander H. Tullo
June 20, 2020 | APPEARED IN VOLUME 98, ISSUE 24

The Algerian state oil company Sonatrach is planning a massive plunge into petrochemicals. The firm says it is in consultation with a foreign partner for a $6 billion petrochemical complex in Skikda, Algeria. With another partner, Sonatrach is studying a $6 billion project to make methanol and derivatives. In 2018, the company unveiled a $1.4 billion project to build a propane dehydrogenation and polypropylene complex in Arzew, Algeria. Major oil companies have been moving more into chemicals to compensate for expected flattening demand for fuels.

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