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Fire occurs at United Petrochemical’s cracker in Jubail

by ChemOrbis Editorial Team -
  • 18/04/2016 (13:25)
According to media reports, a fire broke out at Saudi Arabia’s United Petrochemical Company’s steam cracker in Jubail on Saturday, April 16. 12 people reportedly lost their lives in the explosion.

Market sources reported that the cracker, which has a production capacity of 1 million tons/year of ethylene, had been shut for maintenance when the fire occurred.

United Petrochemical Company is a subsidiary of Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC).
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