UpdateLyondellBasell resumes PE, PP offers after Al-Jubail restart

20 January 2012 11:18  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--LyondellBasell resumed its February offers for polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP) in southeast Asia, India, China, the Middle East and Africa late on Friday, following the restart of its joint venture polymer units in Al-Jubail, Saudi Arabia, a source close to the producer said.

LyondellBasell withdrew all offers shortly after the PE, PP units were shut on the evening of 19 January because of a power trip at the Al-Jubail Industrial Park.

Saudi Ethylene and Polyethylene Co (SEPC), a joint venture between National Industrialisation Co (TASNEE), Sahara Olefins and LyondellBasell, has restarted its 400,000 tonne/year high density PE (HDPE) and low density PE (LDPE) plants, the source said.

Saudi Polyolefins Co (SPC), second joint venture between TASNEE and LyondellBasell, has likewise restarted its 700,000-750,000 tonnes/year, the source added.

The 450,000 tonne/year PP facility at LyondellBasell’s third joint venture with Sahara Petrochemical Co – Al Waha Petrochemical remains shut, he said.

LyondellBasell’s joint venture PE, PP plants in Al-Jubail



Capacity (kt/year)

Saudi Ethylene and Polyethylene Co (SEPC)





Al Waha Petrochemical



Saudi Polyolefins Co (SPC)



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By: Ong Sheau Ling
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