Saudi Petro Rabigh cuts April-June LLDPE supply on turnaround

29 March 2012 04:38  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Saudi Arabia’s Rabigh Refining and Petrochemical (Petro Rabigh) will cut its second-quarter supply allocations of linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) to southeast Asia because of a plant turnaround, a source close to the company said on Thursday.

The company will shut one of its 300,000 tonne/year LLDPE plants at Rabigh in the second half of April for a two-week turnaround, the source said.

The producer will cut its April, May and June supply allocations for southeast Asia by 30%, 50% and 30% respectively as a result of the plant maintenance, the source said.

Petro Rabigh, a joint venture between Sumitomo Chemical and Saudi Aramco, has two LLDPE plants at Rabigh, each with a capacity of 300,000 tonnes/year, according to ICIS data.

The producer was not immediately available for comment.

By: Chow Bee Lin
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