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Saudi Polymers suspends production at new complex for technical reasons

5:41 AM MST | November 16, 2012 | Natasha Alperowicz

The National Petrochemical Company (Petrochem; Riyadh) says it has decided to suspend production at the newly commissioned Saudi Polymers complex for technical reasons. Saudi Polymers is owned 65% by Petrochem and 35% by Arabian Chevron Phillips Petrochemical. The petrochemical complex, based at Al Jubail, started commercial production on 1 October 2012. Petrochem says that some of the units experienced “technical issues, causing these units to not operate as designed.” The company and its technology providers have decided to shut down most of...

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