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Petro Rabigh restarts complex with limited capacity utilization following power cut

2:25 PM MDT | September 25, 2013 | Natasha Alperowicz

Petro Rabigh says that over the weekend it restarted all the basic units within the Petro Rabigh petrochemical complex at Rabigh, Saudi Arabia. The company, on 15 September, experienced a power cut, which led to the complex being shut down. Petro Rabigh, a joint venture between Saudi Aramco and Sumitomo Chemical, says that the restart includes the company’s ethane cracker, which is still operating at under its full capacity. The cracker is using 60 million cu ft/day of feed and will start to operate at full capacity using 95 million cu ft/day of ethane as...

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