Iran's olefins gusher risks drying to a trickle

Tan, Florence; Gibson, Jane
December 2006
ICIS Chemical Business;12/4/2006, Vol. 1 Issue 46, p18
Trade Publication
The article reports that project delays have kept the industry guessing as to when Iran will release its planned avalanche of petrochemicals onto the market. Iran's National Petrochemical Co. (NPC) has started up only one cracker, the Olefins No. 6 project or Amir Kabir Petrochemical. Reasons for the delays differ for each project. NPC will have no problem getting more financing, but it will take at least six months to go through the bureaucratic process for government loans.


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