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Aramco and Total Go Ahead with Saudi Refining, Petchems Project

8:14 AM MDT | May 19, 2008 | Chemical Week Editorial Staff

Saudi Aramco and Total have confirmed that they will go ahead with a previously announced refining and petrochemical project at Al Jubail, Saudi Arabia. The decision follows a comprehensive, joint front-end engineering and design study launched two years ago. The refinery will have a capacity of 400,000 bbl/day, and the petchem plants will have capacity for 700,000 m.t./year of para-xylene, 140,000 m.t./year of benzene, and 200,000 m.t./year of polymer-grade propylene. Start up of the complex is slated for 2012. A joint venture company will be formed during the...

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