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Petro Rabigh owners seek finance, some units will be built with third-parties
Following anannouncement last month by Saudi Aramco and Sumitomo Chemical, owners of the Petro Rabigh petrochemical complex at Rabigh, Saudi Arabia, that they intend to merge the second phase of the project into Petro Rabigh, the owners say that they have...

Rabigh II project to merge with Petro Rabigh
Rabigh Refining and Petrochemical Co. (Petro Rabigh; Rabigh, Saudi Arabia), has announced that, after comprehensively assessing phase two of the investment currently under way, the company’s board of directors has approved merging Rabigh II with Petro...

Sahara declares emergency shutdown at polypropylene complex
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...

Chemanol to restart para-formaldehyde plant by year-end
Methanol Chemicals Co. (Ad Dammām, Saudi Arabia) says that it expects to resume operations at its para-formaldehyde manufacturing plant at Al Jubail by the end of fiscal 2014. The facility was taken off-line last month following a fire. The plant, with a...

Sipchem restarts methanol plant at Al Jubail
Saudi International Petrochemical Co. (Sipchem) says it has restarted its methanol plant at Al Jubail following an unscheduled stoppage at the plant on 24 July 2012. The company says repair work has been completed on the unit, which restarted production on...

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