In this week's issue of ICIS Chemical Business:
March 5-11, 2012

Cover story

Saudi Aramco focuses on aromatics in its petrochemicals push

Saudi Aramco plans to increase its focus on petrochemicals by converting refinery products into aromatics, as ethane availability in Saudi Arabia declines

A new wave of aromatics investments is under discussion in Saudi Arabia. As part of a move further into petrochemicals, state-owned Saudi Aramco is building refineries with downstream aromatics production, as well as exploring ways to add aromatics at its existing refineries.



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