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SABIC, ExxonMobil Petrochemical JV Begins Commissioning Activities in Texas

S&P Global Platts, September 20, 2021

Saudi Basic Industries Corp. (SABIC) recently stated that its petrochemical joint venture with ExxonMobil near Corpus Christi, Texas, has begun commissioning activities ahead of its expected fourth-quarter start-up.

The new complex features a 1.8 million mt/year ethane-fed cracker, the world's second-largest, and the world's largest mono-ethylene glycol unit at 1.1 million mt/year. The complex also has two linear low density polyethylene units, each with capacity of 650,000 mt/year.

"This project supports SABIC's global growth strategy, diversifying its feedstock sources and strengthening its petrochemical manufacturing presence in North America for a wide range of products," the Riyadh-based company said in a statement to the Saudi stock exchange.

 

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