Lithuania: ruling party leader-related company pledges to stop buying fertilizers from a Russia-affiliated company

Agrokoncernas, a business group owned by Ramunas Karbauskis, leader of the ruling Lithuanian Farmers and Greens Union, has pledged to stop buying fertilizers from Russia company Minudobreniya as its key shareholder Arkady Rotenberg is subject to international sanctions. Agrokoncernas imports fertilizers from Minudobreniya via an intermediary in Dubai, although the company does not disclose, which…

Ukraine: PP imports up in January-July 2018

Ukraine’s polypropylene (PP) imports increased by 9% YoY in the first seven months of the year, as demand for all PP grades grew. Overall imports of propylene polymers reached 74,000 tons in January-July, compared to 67,700 tons a year earlier. Demand for all PP grades increased, but PP block copolymers accounted for the greatest growth.…

Belarus: Belneftekhim exports up in H1 2018

In January-June the Belarusian state petrochemical concern Belneftekhim increased merchandise export by more than one fourth in comparison with H1 2017, the Belneftekhim press service reported after the concern’s board convened to review performance in the first half of the year. In H1 Belneftekhim’s merchandise export growth rate reached 128.5% as against January-June 2017, with…

Kazakhstan: fourth refinery to be built

Kazakh Energy Ministry has found a private investor ready to take part in construction of the fourth refinery in the territory of Kazakhstan, our correspondent reports. “Another key step in the domestic oil and gas industry is construction of a new refinery. A group was set up on the instructions of the president to develop…

Belarus: Belneftekhim’s exports up in 2017

The organizations affiliated with the Belarusian state petrochemical concern Belneftekhim increased the export of goods to $7.7 billion in 2017, by 27.5% YoY, Belneftekhim Chairman Igor Lyashenko noted at a session to assess the performance of the concern in 2017. In 2017 the concern met the main targets in foreign trade in goods and services.…

Ukraine: Cherkasy’s Azot resumes ammonia and carbamide production

Ukraine’s manufacturer of mineral fertilizers Cherkasy-based PJSC Azot, a part of the Ostchem holding owned by businessman Dmytro Firtash, has resumed the production of ammonia and carbamide after overhauls, according to Ostchem’s press service. “After major repairs, the company has resumed production of ammonia (workshop A-5) and carbamide (workshop M-2),” it wrote on Facebook. In…

Turkmenistan: production of mineral fertilizers up

Providing Turkmenistan with efficient mineral fertilizers is of great importance for increasing the yield of cultivated crops to ensure the country’s abundance in food and development of fodder supply for livestock and poultry farming. In particular, the commissioning of a carbamide plant under construction in Garabogaz city (Balkan district, Turkmenistan) is scheduled for June 2018,…

Ukraine: Severodonetsk Azot resumes production of ammonium nitrate

PJSC Severodonetsk Azot (Luhansk region) has resumed production of ammonium nitrate, the company’s website reports. “We have renewed work on the entire technological chain – from accepting ammonia to obtaining mineral fertilizers. And we’ve renewed the work of power units and two technological departments: production of nitric acid and production of ammonium nitrate. The mineral…

Belarus: Belneftekhim exports up in H1 2017

The Belarusian state petrochemical concern Belneftekhim increased the export of goods by 8.2% in H1 2017, the concern reported following the meeting of its council to review the performance of the national petrochemical sector. According to Belneftekhim Chairman Igor Lyashenko, the concern met all the targets for foreign trade in goods and services in H1.…

Turkmenistan to boost petroleum products industry

Turkmenistan plans to build several new installations in its petroleum refinery complex. The country, in a bid to develop the sector, plans to construct installation for hydro refinement of diesel fuel, the unit for hydro refinement of secondary gasoline, unit for hydrogen production, installation for catalytic IDW, installation for catalytic cracking of the heating oil,…

Turkmenistan interested in foreign investors for its gas and chemical industry

Energy-rich Turkmenistan invites foreign investors to participate in the development of the gas and chemical industry. The country plans to build several large gas chemical complexes, a source in the fuel and energy complex of the country said. These large complexes will focus on the production of polyethylene, polypropylene, polyvinyl chloride, monoethylene glycol, dimethyl ether…

Belarus: Slavkaliy to sell products only via BPC

Slavkaliy will sell its products only via Belarusian Potash Company (BPC), Slavkaliy’s Chairman of the Board Mikhail Gutseriyev reported. When asked about possible cooperation with Uralkali, Mikhail Gutseriyev said: “We are going to work and sell only via Belarusian Potash Company. We are not going to compete with Belaruskali in any way.” According to Mikhail…

Uzbekistan: free economic zones for pharma firms created

President Shavkat Mirziyoyev singed a decree to create the free economic zones Nukus-pharm, Zomin-pharm, Kosonsoy-pharm, Sirdaryo-pharm, Boysun-pharm, Bustonlik-pharm, and Parkent-pharm, in efforts to draw investment to the pharmaceutical industry, produce high-quality medicine, boost Karakalpakstan, Djizzak, Namangan, Sirdarya, Surkhandarya and Tashkent’s industrial capacities, and create new jobs. With pharmacy bearing much importance, Uzbekistan has always paid…

Belarus: Belaruskali to make new kind of fertilizers using Chinese technologies

The Belarusian potassium manufacturer Belaruskali intends to start making a new kind of fertilizers using Chinese technologies, Ivan Golovaty, Belaruskali Director General, member of the International Affairs and National Security Commission of the Council of the Republic of the National Assembly of Belarus, declared. The executive said that Belaruskali was considering a number of investment…