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Sources: Saudi PetroRabigh faces technical glitch at cracker

by ChemOrbis Editorial Team - content@chemorbis.com
  • 19/01/2017 (14:57)
Sources in Asia close to the company reported that Saudi PetroRabigh has experienced a technical glitch, which caused production disruptions at its ethane cracker in Rabigh. Whether the company will restart its cracker soon and to what extent this problem has affected the downstream units is not clear at the time of press, according to sources.

“As a result of this unexpected shutdown, we have very small quantities of PE. This has put us in a very difficult situation,” said an Asian distributor of the producer.

The ethane cracker has a production capacity of 1.6 million tons/year. The complex also houses a 300,000 tons/year HDPE plant, a 600,000 tons/year LLDPE plant, a 700,000 tons/year PP plant and a 600,000 tons/year MEG plant.
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