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Saudi Polymers complex will stay offline longer than expected

10:54 AM MST | December 10, 2012

National Petrochemical Company (Petrochem; Riyadh) says it expects its newly commissioned petrochemicals complex, operated by Saudi Polymers at Al Jubail, Saudi Arabia, to stay offline for longer than first anticipated. Saudi Polymers is owned 65% by Petrochem and 35% by Arabian Chevron Phillips Petrochemical. Commercial production at the complex started on 1 October 2012 but was suspended on 10 November 2012 because some of the units experienced ‚Äútechnical issues, causing these units to not operate as designed,‚ÄĚ Petrochem says. The company was hoping to be...

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