NO. 43


Saudi Arabia

SABIC's MTBE Production Capacity Rises To 1.9Mn Tons/Year

Total production of methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) by two affiliates ofthe Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) has risen to some 1.9mn tons/yearwith the start up last May of the new 700,000 t/y MTBE plant at Jubail built bythe National Methanol Company (Ibn Sina). The plant, which has been running at95% of capacity, is scheduled to reach full capacity after 22 July, according toa...