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Petro Rabigh Delays Restarting of HOFCC Unit, Expects Lower PP Sales

1:26 AM MDT | July 13, 2011 | Natasha Alperowicz

Rabigh Refining and Petrochemical Company (Petro Rabigh; Rabigh, Saudi Arabia) has delayed until the end of this month the re-commissioning of one of the main units within the Rabigh-based refining and petrochemical complex, which has been undergoing a “periodic maintenance.” The high olefins fluidized catalytic cracker (HOFCC) remains offline due to the scheduling of additional maintenance work on the unit’s main fractionator. The HOFCC converts heavy and light oils to gasoline and other distillates as well as propylene, which, in turn, is used...

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