Russia, Nitrogenous Fertilizers

Russia exports 12.6 mln tons of fertilizers in Jan-May 2016

An export of basic types of mineral fertilizers from Russia made up 12.65 million tons ($3 bln.) in January-May 2016, Federal Customs Service reports.

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GNS increases the production of ethylene and propylene.

Bashkir company "Gazprom neftekhim Salavat" (GNS), one of the largest Russian petrochemical producers, completed the scheduled overhaul at the "Monomer" plant. It was conducted under the technical re-equipment of ethylene and propylene production, the press-service informs.
Within the repairs period, which lasted thirty days, new reactors were mounted on acetylene hydrogenation unit in ethane-ethylene fraction in the workshop № 56. Currently three reactors are involved into the production, three others - are on standby. The reactor was loaded with new catalyst with high selective hydrogenation, which will generate additional ethylene from acetylene.

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Mikhail Gutseriev fertilizes Belarus.

Moscow and Minsk again have a common potash project.
Two years after the breakup of "Uralkaliy" and "Belaruskaliy" the latter found a new Russian partner - Mikhail Gutseriev. He promises to invest about $ 1.7 billion in construction production of 2 million tons of fertilizers per year in Belarus. Minsk is ready to support the project, including a joint trading with "Belaruskaliy". However, additional capacities may be unclaimed on the background of the economic problems in major consuming countries.

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Plant for 6 million tons of oil to be built in Tatarstan

Today, Acting President of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov in the framework of his working visit to Ufa took part in the opening ceremony of the V International Business Forum "Big Chemistry", the press centre of the President of Tatarstan reports. The forum aims to discuss the development strategy of the Russian petrochemical industry in the new economic and political conditions.
Speaking at the plenary session, Rustam Minnikhanov noted that today Tatarstan was one of the leading petrochemical regions of Russia. The strategy of socio-economic development of Tatarstan through until 2030 determines petrochemical complex and machinery the main points of the growth, said the Acting President of Tatarstan. Speaking of problems, Rustam Minnikhanov said that this year Tatarstan plans to launch a new chemical complex Ammonium for the production of methanol, fertilizers and nitrogen compounds. He added that the republic started to build "a plant for 6 million tons" - a plant for processing 6 million tons of oil per year. This project will fully provide polymer manufacturers of Tatarstan with raw materials.

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If Gazprom leaves Achema without gas tomorrow

The largest consumer of natural gas in Lithuania (37% of the total volume of imported gas - more than 1 billion cubic meters), the only producer of nitrogen fertilizers in the Baltic States - Achema plant partially stopped its production in July because of high gas prices. What will Lithuania face, if something that seems unlikely for a while, happens – Achema will lose Russian gas? The total volume of the plant's production is about 2 million tons; Achema exports most of it (80%) to the EU countries: France (17%), the UK (14%), Germany (9%), Belgium (5%), Poland (5%) and so on. The enterprise employs about 1 400 people.

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Oil loading in Surgut region is up by almost 11% up to 18.9 mln tons in H1

Oil and oil products loading in the Surgut district increased by 10.7% up to 18.9 million tons in January-June 2014 against the same period last year. The head of Sverdlovsk Railroad (SvZhD, part of OJSC “RZhD”) A.Mironov said. “ the loading growth rate at SvZhD is mainly because of high paying freight. The growth is, first of all, due to active increase of the production and processing of hydrocarbons in the oil-and-gas sector in the north of Tyumen region, as well as the development of the Verchnekamsk deposit, the growth of potassium and nitrogen fertilizers at Solikamsk-Berezniki cluster, the production of building, mining and smelting cargo in Yekaterinburg and Nizhny Tagil regions,” ITAR-TASS reports citing Mironov.

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Rosneft goes to Belarus on gas – the company to be ready to provide competition to Gazprom

Rosneft’s Head, Igor Sechin continues his campaign on entry to Gazprom’s markets, combining it with plans on the strengthening of the oil company’s positions in Belarus. It became known yesterday that Rosneft discussed gas supplies to the country – in particular, to the largest local nitrogen-fertilizer maker Grodno-Azot. The mechanism, using which Rosneft is going to get round the Gazprom’s monopoly, isn’t clear – it is a question of not LNG, on which export liberalization is real, but of pipeline gas.
Rosneft’s President Igor Sechin, who is going to consolidate his company’s status as the monopolistic oil exporter to Belarus and, as sources of  Kommersant assure, takes part in the arrangement of a conflict of the country with Uralkalyi, wants to have more. Yesterday the Belarusian state concern Belneftekhim reported that last week during the meeting of the Rosneft’s President, Igor Sechin and the concern’s Head, Igor Zhilin “the possibilities of gas supplies by Rosneft” to the concern’s enterprises, including to Grodno Azot “were discussed”. The names of the enterprises weren’t specified. Grodno Azot consumes about 2 billion cubic meters per year, now it is supplied by Gazprom..

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Novatek’s subsidiary to supply gas to the amount of 10 billion rubles to Perm Minudobreniya through until 2017

The Novatek subsidiary – Novatek-Perm - will supply gas to the amount of 10.088 billion rubles to Mineralnye udobreniya (Perm, producer of nitrogenous fertilizers and ammonia, a part of Uralkhim) through until 2017, the Perm company reports.

On December 20, the parties concluded an additional agreement to the gas supply contract, in accordance with which the supplier was to deliver gas. The deadline for the fulfillment of the obligations: the gas supply  - till December 31, 2016, and the final settlement - till January 25, 2017, the RIA Novosti reports. Read more »

Sibur has become the largest seller in the chemicals and oil chemicals industry in 2011

Sibur has become the largest company- seller in the chemicals and oil chemicals industry in 2011 that sold the assests for $1.997 bln, according to AK&M.
The chemicals and oil chemicals industry has become the leader by the volume of deals in 2011 in the Russia’s M&A market where 29 deals for $11.940 bln were signed. Read more »

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