Aramco's petchem push

July 2006
ICIS Chemical Business;7/3/2006, Vol. 1 Issue 26, p25
Trade Publication
The article reports that Saudi Aramco plans to convert two refineries, in Ras Tanura and Yanbu, into large-scale integrated petrochemical units to give it a stronger export-led downstream position. The Ras Tanura Integrated Refining and Petrochemical project will be located adjacent to Aramco's existing Ras Tanura refinery and Ju'aymah natural gas liquids plant in Saudi Arabia's eastern province, close to Al Jubail. The project will feature the first application of full-range naphtha cracking in the Middle East, along with ethane cracking and aromatics production.


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