Sabic’s ethane crackers have a combined capacity greater than Aramco’s ethane output, making petchem feedstocks a critical issue for the kingdom. The Uthmaniyah gas treatment plant ought to provide an ethane boost by year-end.

Saudi Arabia’s successful development of a major domestic petrochemicals industry has left the kingdom with a massive appetite for ethane and methane. With Riyadh also seeking to displace liquid fuels from its power generation sector (MEES, 22...