The scheduled shutdown of Saudi Arabia's 400,000 b/d PetroRabigh refinery at the end of February will restrict its production of downstream polymers.
The refinery on Saudi Arabia's west coast will start maintenance on 24 February until 9 April. The polymer units will be affected for around the same period as the refinery shutdown.
Petrorabigh operates a 700,000 t/yr polypropylene unit, 600,000 t/yr linear low-density polyethylene/high-density PE (HDPE) swing line, a 300,000 t/yr HDPE unit and a 160,000 t/yr low-density polyethylene unit.
PetroRabigh is a joint venture between state-owned Saudi Aramco and Japanese trading house Sumitomo.
By Muhamad Fadhil
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