Aoji-ri Chemical Complex

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Aoji-ri Chemical Complex
Native name
아오지리화학련합기업소
阿吾地化学聯合企業所
Romanized name
Aoji-ri Hwahak Ryŏnhap Kiŏpso
Formerly
Chosen Synthetic Oil Company
조선인조석유주식회사
朝鮮人造石油株式会社
State-owned company
Industry Chemical
Founded1937
Headquarters
Haksong-ri
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The Aoji-ri Chemical Complex is a large industrial complex in Haksong-ri (formerly Aoji-ri), Kyŏnghŭng county, South P'yŏngan province, North Korea, which produces about 51 different products, including methane (35,000 tons per year), ammonia (26,000 tons per year), ammonium bicarbonate (100,000 tons per year), and coal tar derivatives (15,000 tons per year). [1] It also allegedly produces blood agents and vomiting agents, [1] including Adamsite. [2]

The Chosen Synthetic Oil Company (Korean: 조선인조석유주식회사 Chosŏn Injosŏgyu Chusikhoesa, Japanese: 朝鮮人造石油株式会社 Chōsen Jinzōsekiyu Kabushiki Kaisha) opened the complex in 1937, [1] originally to produce synthetic oil from the high-quality bituminous coal mined in the area. [3] After the establishment of North Korea, the company was nationalised.

The facility is served by the Korean State Railway via Hoeam station on the Hoeam Line. [4]

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