CHINA: Total and CPI receive approval for Inner Mongolian coal chem project

In 2011, Total, CPI and the provincial government of Inner Mongolia signed a strategic cooperation framework agreement for the project.

Total and CPI have conducted a feasibility study for a complex to produce 1-million t/y of polyethylene and polypropylene using Total's methanol-to-olefins and olefins cracking technologies. Production is expected after 2017.

Source: Weekly "PetroChemical News", Durham, NC, USA; 20 Jan 2014

(Syed Rashid Ali, Karachi, Pakistan)