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Petronas starts naphtha cracking unit at new Pengerang oil refinery

June 20/2019

MOSCOW (MRC) -- Malaysian state oil company Petroliam Nasional Bhd, or Petronas, and Saudi Aramco have started operations at their new 1.2-million-tonnes-per-year naphtha cracker, reported Reuters with referenece to multiple sources familiar the matter.

The cracker is part of the USD2.7 billion joint-venture oil refinery and petrochemical project known as RAPID - or Refinery and Petrochemical Integrated Development - located in Pengerang in the state of Johor, at the southern tip of peninsular Malaysia.

As MRC informed before, Petronas started trial runs at the Malaysian oil refinery in early 2019 and started offering some products in April.

Petronas, short for Petroliam Nasional Berhad, is a Malaysian oil and gas company wholly owned by the Government of Malaysia. The Group is engaged in a wide spectrum of petroleum activities, including upstream exploration and production of oil and gas to downstream oil refining; marketing and distribution of petroleum products; trading; gas processing and liquefaction; gas transmission pipeline network operations; marketing of liquefied natural gas; petrochemical manufacturing and marketing; shipping; automotive engineering; and property investment.


mrcplast.com
Author:Margaret Volkova
Tags:crude and gaz condensate, propylene, ethylene, petrochemistry, Petronas, Malaysia.
Category:General News
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