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Petro Rabigh Halts Production at Rabigh Complex Due to Maintenance

3:41 AM MDT | August 23, 2010 | Natasha Alperowicz

Rabigh Refining and Petrochemical Co. (Petro Rabigh; Rabigh, Saudi Arabia), a joint venture between Saudi Aramco and Sumitomo Chemical, has begun maintenance work on its oxygen and nitrogen production unit, which is expected to last 48 hours. The company, as a result, suspended production at its polymers and mono-ethylene glycol (MEG) plants until the end of the maintenance period. Petro Rabigh says it has enough products in its stockpile, which would alleviate shortages. Petro Rabigh daily production capacity of polymes and MEG is about 6,000...

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