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Saudi Arabia

Mobil/Chemvest MTBE Plant to Be Located in Yanbu'

Mobil Corporation of the US hasrecently announced that it has chosen Yanbu' on Saudi Arabia's west coast forthe location of its projected joint venture methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE)plant with Chemvest, a Saudi private petrochemical company. The plant, owned50/50 by Mobil and Chemvest, will have a capacity of 800,000 tons/year of MTBE,and Mobil will have access to 100% of the plant's output (MEES,...