Middle East Economic Survey

VOL. L

No 40

01-October-2007

SAUDI ARABIA

Shell, Saudi Aramco To Proceed With Expansion Of Motiva Port Arthur Refinery

Shell announced on 21 September it had approved the final investment decision to begin construction on a 325,000 b/d capacity expansion at the refinery in Port Arthur, Texas operated by its US refining joint venture with Saudi Aramco, Motiva.The expansion project will increase the refinerys crude oil throughput capacity to 600,000 b/d, making it the...