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Petrotahlil - The shutdown of Saudi Arabia's PetroRabigh petrochemical complex at Rabigh on the Red Sea coast is expected to last until mid-April.

PetroRabigh shut down its 400,000 b/d refinery and petrochemical complex last week with the scheduled maintenance expected to last for 45 days.

The whole petrochemical complex is shut, affecting production at its 700,000 t/yr polypropylene, 600,000 t/yr linear low-density polyethylene/high-density polyethylene (HDPE), 300,000 t/yr HDPE, 160,000 t/yr low-density polyethylene, 400,000 t/yr benzene and 1.3mn t/yr PX units.

PetroRabigh is a joint venture between state-owned Saudi Aramco and Japanese trading house Sumitomo.

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Source : Argus

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