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Saudi Arabia

Pemref's MTBE Unit Starts Up

The Saudi Arabian Marketing and Refining Company (Samarec) announced on 26July that a new methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) unit has gone into productionat its export joint venture refinery ö the Petromin-Mobil Yanbu Refinery Company (Pemref) ö under the refinery's olefin upgrading project. The Pemref MTBEunit has a reported capacity of 120,000 tons/year. The olefin upgrading projectwas approved by Pemref's Board of...