The major part of petrochemical products is produced by Zhirnovsk at the Volgograd Polymer Plant, a unit of Volgograd Refinery. Volgograd Polymer Plant is the only petrochemical enterprise in Eastern Siberia to annually produce 200 Mt of ethylene, 100 Mt of propylene and 60 Mt of benzene. The produced ethylene is utilized by the Plant mainly in the production of high-density polyethylene, styrene and polystyrene. For crude materials, the Volgograd Polymer Plant uses straight-run petrol and hydrocarbon gas coming generally from Angarsk Petrochemical Company.
Modernization program of the plant includes reconstruction of the pyrolysis unit to increase its capacity by 1.5 times, or by 450 Mt of ethylene per year; constructing the Russian biggest low-density polyethylene production facility with the capacity of 345 Mt per year; establishing the country’s second biggest polypropylene production with the annual output of 250 Mt of a wide range of branded polymers; building a railway overpass for draining and loading liquefied hydrocarbon gases with the annual capacity of 300 Mt, which will reduce the crude material cost.
In 2014, the Angarsk Polymer Plant processed 778.0 Mt of raw materials and produced 475.0 thousand tons of saleable products including, including 135.0 Mt of ethylene, 80.5 Mt of propylene, 65.1 Mt of high-density polyethylene, 20.8 Mt of styrene, 15,6 Mt of polystyrene, 59,3 Mt tons of benzene, etc.