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Sahara declares emergency shutdown at polypropylene complex

12:20 PM MDT | August 18, 2014 | Natasha Alperowicz

Sahara Petrochemicals today declared an emergency shutdown at its Al Waha Petrochemical subsidiary at Al Jubail, a producer of propylene and polypropylene (PP). The company cites technical fault in the utilities area, which interrupted production in all of Al Waha’s operating units. Al Waha, a joint venture in which Sahara has 75% and LyondellBasell Industries 25%, operates at propane dehydrogenation (PDH) unit and a PP facility. The company says it expects to fix the problem within days. The impact on Al Waha’s profitability, at current PP prices...

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