Tag Archives | Saudi Aramco

Petro Rabigh phase 2 and Aramco’s ambition

By Malini Hariharan

Petro Rabigh, the Saudi Aramco and Sumitomo Chemical joint venture, has moved to the next round of its ambitious phase 2 expansion which includes a new aromatics facility and a number of value-added derivatives.

Construction tenders for …

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Saudi Ethane Prices Set To Rise To $2/mBTU


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By John Richardson

IT will only be a question of making a large rather than a huge amount of money if you only take into account the relatively minor increases being forecast for Saudi …

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December Polyolefin Price-Rise Bid Will Fail

By John Richardson and Malini Hariharan in Shanghai

A TWO-TIER China polyolefin market had developed in China over the last couple of years – but the $64,000 question right now is: At which of these two levels will most business …

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Saudi Arabia: The Implications Of Going Downstream

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Source of picture: SABIC


By John Richardson

SAUDI ARABIA is busy reshaping its petrochemical industry to reflect a drastic shift …

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Saudi Private Petchem Cos To Consolidate

A-Jubail in Saudi Arabia

Source of picture: www.chemicals-technology.com


By John Richardson

SOME of the privately-owned Saudi Arabian petrochemical producers could well be forced to consolidate as a result of lack of feedstock for expansions, an industry source told the …

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ChemaWEyaat shifting to a new site?

By Malini Hariharan

One more Middle East project appears to be on the move.

Abu Dhabi’s ChemaWEyaat is reportedly shifting its 1.5m tonnes/year cracker and derivatives project from the Khalifa Port and Industrial Zone in Taweelah, to Ruwais in the …

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Plans for one more cracker at Jubail

By Malini Hariharan

A few weeks back the blog had reported that Total was interested in producing more petrochemicals downstream of its refinery joint venture with Saudi Aramco at Al Jubail in Saudi Arabia.

And yesterday, Michel Govaerts, general manager …

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What’s the Future of Ras Tanura?

By John Richardson

One wonders what might be the future of the Saudi Aramco and Dow Chemical project in Saudi now that it has been officially confirmed that it might be relocated from Ras Tanura to Al-Jubail because of escalating …

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Aramco-Dow project to be scaled down?

By Malini Hariharan

If you are moving a project to a new location then why not take some time to re-examine its configuration?

That appears to be the thinking at Saudi Aramco and Dow Chemical for their proposed cracker and …

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Aramco Confirms Ras Tanura Location Review

Here’s a post from a guest blogger, my good colleague Prema Viswanathan – Deputy Managing Editor of ICIS pricing in Asia.

Ras Tanura and Al-Jubail

Source of picture: www.absoluteastastronomy.com


By Prema Viswanathan

A Saudi Aramco official has confirmed a …

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