Saudi Petro Rabigh VGO unit shuts down for 23-day catalyst change

28 March 2014 16:06  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--Rabigh Refining and Petrochemical’s (Petro Rabigh) vacuum gas oil (VGO) hydrotreating unit is currently down for a catalyst change.

The VGO unit will be down for 23 days from 27 March, Petro Rabigh said in a filing to the Saudi Stock Exchange.

The unit will be back to normal operation on 19 April, it said.

“The company will also take advantage of the shutdown period to perform maintenance work on units that are integrated to it [VGO unit],” the company said without providing details.

Petro Rabigh expects about Saudi riyal (SR) 170m ($45m) hit in second-quarter earnings because of the shutdown.

($1 = SR3.75)

By: Pearl Bantillo
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