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Small fire at Petro Rabigh PE plant

October 18/2010

(Arabian Oil Land Gas) -- Rabigh Refining and Petrochemical Company (Petro Rabigh) informed about small fire at one of the company's polyethylene units at its complex located in Rabigh, on the west coast of the Kingdom.


The company said in statement published on the Saudi Stock exchange Tadawul, that the fire sparked on Saturday afternoon at one of the compressors of the polyethylene unit number one, and was controlled immediately.

Petro Rabigh produces 900,000 t/y of polyethylene, including 300,000 t/y of HDPE and 600,000 t/y of LLDPE.

The company is a joint venture between Saudi Aramco (37.5%) and Sumitomo Chemical (37.5%), 25% of the company is listed in the Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul).

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