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Saudi Arabia

Al-Razi's New Methanol Plant Starts Test Production

The Saudi Methanol Company (al-Razi) - a 50/50 joint venture between theSaudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) and a consortium of Japanesecompanies led by Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company - has started commercialproduction of methanol from its new plant at Jubail, which is designed to doublethe capacity of the al-Razi complex to 1.2mn tons/year from the 640,000tons/year produced at the old plant that...