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Energy

China's Sinopec starts ethylene production at new Zhanjiang refinery

FILE PHOTO: A man stands next to a logo of Sinopec, or China Petroleum and Chemical Corporation, at an expo on rubber technology in Shanghai, China September 19, 2018. REUTERS/Stringer

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's Sinopec 0386.HK600028.SS has started operation of a 800,000 tonne-per-year ethylene facility at its Zhanjiang refinery, the company said in a statement on Monday.

The refinery, located in the southern Chinese coastal city of Zhanjiang, commenced operation of its 200,000 barrel per day crude oil refining units in June.

Reporting by Muyu Xu in Beijing and Chen Aizhu in Singapore; Editing by Edmund Blair

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