Turkmenistan studying possibilities to diversify gas chemical industry
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, Dec. 28
By Huseyn Hasanov – Trend:
Scientific Research Institute of Natural Gas of the Turkmengaz State Concern is conducting research on the diversification of gas chemical industry in Turkmenistan, the country’s State News Agency reported.
Diversification of gas chemical industry will give impetus to the development of its priority areas, in particular, growth in production of synthetic liquid fuel, rubber and fiber, polymer products, construction materials, and other chemical products.
"In this context, activity of scientists and industry specialists will be directed, in particular, to the creation of a bank of scientific information and developments, the wide use of opportunities for international cooperation, and making new achievements through the introduction of advanced global technologies," said the report.
According to scientists, radical changes will soon take place in petrochemical market because new natural gas processing technologies will replace traditional ones for obtaining petrochemical products (olefins, arenes, terminal compounds). Introduction of innovations will make it possible to produce polyvinyl chloride, establish production of caustic soda, polystyrene, and polyethylene terephthalate.