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NatPet Takes Yanbu PP Complex Offline Due to Technical Problems

5:34 AM MDT | September 28, 2011 | Natasha Alperowicz

Alujain Corporation says that has had to take offline a propane dehydrogenation and polypropylene (PP) complex at Yanbu belonging to subsidiary NatPet, following a “sudden technical problem”, which  occurred in the morning of September 26 in the dehydro unit. NatPet is dealing with the problem and hopes to resume production within two weeks, the company says. The interruption will result in a production loss of 16,000 m.t. of PP worth about SR90 million ($24 million) at the prevailing market prices. This stoppage will have an impact on the...

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