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Satorp's petrochemical units to start up by year-end

7:53 AM MDT | September 26, 2013 | Francinia Protti-Alvarez

The previously announced commissioning of the Satorp refinery and petrochemical complex, a joint venture between Total and Saudi Aramco at Al Jubail, has begun, Total announced today. The complex, designed to refine 400,000 bbl/day of crude oil, is integrated with units that have capacity to produce 700,000 m.t./year of para-xylene; 140,000 m.t./year of benzene; and 200,000 m.t./year of polymer-grade propylene. All of the units are scheduled to be running by the end of this year. Construction at Al Jubail commenced in early April 2010, as reported by CW. The...

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