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PetroRabigh shutdown to curb polymers output

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

News No: 8253
Date: 2020/01/08 - 21:19
News Source: Argus Media

PetroRabigh  polymers  refinery  Saudi Arabia  HDPE 

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