Sumitomo And Aramco Mull Saudi Expansion | April 27, 2009 Issue - Vol. 87 Issue 17 | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 87 Issue 17 | p. 14 | Concentrates
Issue Date: April 27, 2009

Sumitomo And Aramco Mull Saudi Expansion

Department: Business

Sumitomo Chemical and Saudi Aramco have agreed to begin a feasibility study for the expansion of their $8.5 billion oil refining and petrochemical joint venture, which just started production in Rabigh, Saudi Arabia. The proposed expansion would use an additional ethane feedstock supply of 30 million cu ft per day as well as 3 million metric tons of naphtha per year to produce methyl methacrylate, caprolactam, nylon 6, polyols, acetone, cumene, and other chemicals. The partners envisage this second phase will start production late in 2014.

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