Petrochemical plant Karpatnaftochim (Ivano-Frankivsk region, Kalush) resumed a work of olefin installation after an accident and begins purchasing of butane to load capacities.
Karpatnaftochim has already ordered not less than 6.5 thousand tons of normal butane from Russian suppliers with a delivery in March”, one of the suppliers said. The enterprise plans to resume butane imports from Belarus. In the end of 2018 a long-term contract with Byelorussian Gas Processing Plant was signed. Such supplies may amount up to 3 thousand tons of butane per month, traders say.
Karpatnaftochim became the largest Ukrainian importer of LNG in the country.
On January 12, 2019 there was a fire at the plant. According to The State Emergency Service of Ukraine information, at the fire scene was a flare burning of pipework from over an area of 4 square meters with a height of 15 meters. A fire was in the pyrolysis, compressed and pyrogas separation of “Ethylene and polyethylene” production shop.
Karpatnaftochim in Ivano-Frankivsk region, Kalush resumed a work after 5 years on June 9, 2018.
Karpatnaftochim stopped working in Septemper 2012. A formal reason for this step was “unfortunate situation” at the petrochemical products market”.