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Petro Rabigh Expansion Likely to be Put on Hold

5:23 AM MST | February 20, 2012 | Natasha Alperowicz

Petro Rabigh, a petrochemicals joint venture between Saudi Aramco and Sumitomo Chemical, is likely to delay plans for a previously announced project to double capacity and diversify its product slate at the Rabigh, Saudi Arabia site, according to HSBC Holdings. Petro Rabigh’s partners were due to make a final investment decision on the $6 billion-$8 billion Rabigh II project at the end of last year. That deadline was not met, however. “The project may be at risk to be put on hold as we believe Sumitomo may be hard-pressed to make another heavy...

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