Saudi petrochemical complex starts up

Saudi Polymers Co. has begun commercial production at its petrochemical complex in Jubail, Saudi Arabia.

The complex has capacities of 1.22 million tonnes/year (tpy) of ethylene, 440,000 tpy of propylene, 1.1 million tpy of polyethylene, 400,000 tpy of polypropylene, 200,000 tpy of polystyrene, and 100,000 tpy of 1-hexene.

Saudi Polymers is owned 65% by National Petrochemical Co., a Saudi joint-stock company, and 35% by Arabian Chevron Phillips Petrochemical Co. a wholly owned subsidiary of Chevron Phillips Chemical.

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