Saudi Arabia’s PetroRabigh LLDPE unit still running at low rates

19 December 2012 17:17  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Run rates at Rabigh Refining and Petrochemical's (PetroRabigh's) linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) plant in Rabigh, Saudi Arabia, are yet to improve, a source close to the company said on Wednesday.

The plant has been running at reduced rates since at least early December because of technical issues.

The nameplate capacity of the LLDPE unit is 600,000 tonnes/year.

"[The unit] is facing some issues. There is reduced supply from the LL plant, but the plant has not been shutdown. This [supply problem] should be solved as soon possible," the source said.

The company’s 300,000 tonne/year high density polyethylene (HDPE) line and a 700,000 tonne/year polypropylene (PP) unit are "running smoothly", the source added.


By: Cuckoo James
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