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Saudi Arabia

Eastern Petrochemical Company Unveils Expansion Plan

Eastern Petrochemical Company (Sharq) - the 50:50 joint venture between theSaudi Basic Industries Corporation (Sabic) and the Saudi PetrochemicalsDevelopment Company (a consortium of Japanese firms led by Mitsui PetrochemicalCo.) - has disclosed plans for the doubling of the capacity of its polyethyleneand ethylene glycol plants at Jubail. The expansion plan aims at raisingpolyethylene output, mainly...