Aramco has set out how it intends to integrate a petchems plant with the 440,000 b/d Satorp refinery, which started up in 2013. Even bigger petchems investments are planned.

The board of directors of state petroleum giant Saudi Aramco this week approved projects worth a combined $14bn for the integration of petrochemicals plants with two existing refineries: the 440,000 b/d Satorp refinery at Jubail on the Saudi Gulf coast – a JV with France’s Total – and the Port Arthur...