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Saudi Yansab cracker 'back in operations'

Khobar, September 26, 2010

Saudi-based Yanbu National Petrochemical Company (Yansab), a 51 per cent-owned unit of Saudi Basic Industries Corpoartion (Sabic), on Sunday said it has restarted its gas-fed cracker following an unplanned shutdown.

The cracker went back to normal operations on Saturday, Yansab said in a statement on the Saudi bourse website citing its chairman, Mutlaq al-Morished. It did not specify at what production rates the cracker is operating.

The unit went offline on September 10 due to a technical glitch. As a result, production dropped at some units that use ethylene and propylene as a feedstock, Yansab had said in a previous bourse filing.

Yansab, which started full commercial production in March has total annual production capacity of 4 million tonnes of petrochemical products.-Reuters




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