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Saudi Arabia

Ibn Zahr's MTBE Plant Shut Down For Maintenance

The Saudi European Petrochemical Company (Ibn Zahr) has shut down for routinemaintenance its units at Jubail which produce methyl tertiary butyl ether(MTBE). Ibn Zahr's first MTBE unit has a capacity of 500,000 tons/year, and atthe end of 1993 a second unit with a capacity of 700,000 t/y came on stream.Both units were to resume production last week. Ibn Zahr is owned 70% by theSaudi Basic Industries...