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Saudi Arabia

SABIC Approves New MTBE Plant for Ibn Sina

The Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) board has approved theconstruction of a 500,000 ton/year methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) plant byits affiliate, the National Methanol Company (Ibn Sina) whose Jubail plant iscurrently producing 770,000 tons/year of methanol which will provide feedstockfor the new plant. Ibn Sina, whose plant went on stream in 1984, is a jointventure owned 50% by SABIC and 25%...