KHOBAR: Saudi-based PetroRabigh said on Sunday it has restarted its gasoline-making unit which had been shut for maintenance.
The refining and petrochemical complex in Rabigh, on the Red Sea coast of Saudi Arabia, was shut from April 21.
PetroRabigh said in a statement on the Saudi bourse website the complex would be running at full capacity by Aug. 15.
The restart of the 92,000 barrels-per-day (bpd) high olefin fluid catalytic cracking unit (HOFCC) had been delayed from mid-July as more maintenance work was needed at the unit's fractionators, prompting Aramco to sell fuel oil cargoes and boost gasoline imports.
A crude distillation unit (CDU) at the 400,000 bpd refinery integrated with the petrochemical complex is back online, the firm, a joint venture between State oil firm Saudi Aramco and Japan's Sumitomo Chemical, said earlier this month.
Copyright Reuters, 2011