April 21, 2014 / 3:32 AM / 5 years ago

FACTBOX-China's PX production capacity in petrochemical sector

April 21 (Reuters) - China has launched an intense media
campaign to defend the safety of producing paraxylene, or PX, a
petrochemical intermediate used mostly for making polyester
fibre.
    Public opposition to new petrochemical plants threatens to
disrupt expansion plans by state energy giants such as Sinopec
Corp. 
    China is the world's largest producer and consumer of PX and
polyester, vital for the country's textile industry, which
generated $290 billion of overseas sales, or 13 percent of
China's total exports last year, according to customs data.
    State-run Sinopec Corp is the top producer of PX by company,
but since 2007 smaller private firms -- such as Dalian Fujia,
Shandong Lidong and Dragon Aromatics -- have also been adding
capacity. 
    Here is a list of China's main PX plants (capacity in 1,000
tonnes) 
    INVESTOR                        LOCATION        CAPACITY
 ----------------------------------------------------------   
    SINOPEC 
    Shanghai Petchem                Shanghai            835   
    Yangzi Petchem                  Nanjing             800
    Fujian refining $ Chemical      Quanzhou            700
    Jinling Petchem                 Nanjing             600
    Zhenhai Refining & Chemical     Ningbo              650
    Hainan Refining & Chemical      Yangpu              600 
    Tianjin Petrochemical           Tianjin             334
    Luoyang Petrochemical           Luoyang             215
    Qilu Petrochemical              Zibo                 64
    TOTAL                                             4,798
------------------------------------------------------------    
    PETROCHINA 
    Urumqi Petchem                 Xinjiang            1000
    Liaoyang Petchem               Liaoning             700
    Sichuan Petrochem              Sichuan              700
    TOTAL                                             2,400
-----------------------------------------------------------
    CNOOC 
    Huizhou Refining & Chemical    Guangdong            840 
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    INDEPENDENTS
    Dalian Fujia                   Dalian              1400
    Qingdao Lidong Chemical        Qingdao              700
    Dragon Aromatics               Fujian              1600
    TOTAL                                              3,700
------------------------------------------------------------
   TOTAL                                              11,740    
   
Sources: China Association of Science & Technology, China
Chemical Industry and Engineering Society, industry officials.  
       

 (Compiled by Chen Aizhu; Editing by Ed Davies)
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