Saudi's Petro Rabigh starts up PO plant

04 May 2009 04:04  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS news)--Saudi Arabia's PetroRabigh has started up its 200,000 tonne/year propylene oxide (PO) plant located on the coast of the Red Sea, said a source close to the company on Monday.

The facility commenced operations at the "beginning of May", said a source from Sumitomo Chemical, the parent company of Petro Rabigh.

Petro Rabigh is a joint venture of Saudi Aramco and Sumitomo Chemical.

PO is used in the manufacture of polyols and mono propylene glycol (MPG).

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