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October 22, 2021updated 26 Apr 2022 12:30pm

Rabigh Refining & Petrochemical Company Rabigh Complex, Saudi Arabia

By Carmen

Rabigh Refining & Petrochemical Company Rabigh Complex is an active petrochemical complex located in Makkah Region, Saudi Arabia. The complex started commercial operations in 2009 and currently has an active annual capacity of 8.57mtpa. Its capacity is expected to increase to 8.61mtpa in 2030. The plants in this complex are operated by Rabigh Refining & Petrochemical.

Key Products Capacity – Rabigh Refining & Petrochemical Company Rabigh Complex, 2020

Key products produced in this complex include ethylene, xylenes, propylene, polyethylene, polypropylene etc.

Ethylene accounts for major capacity share i.e., 18.7% of the total annual capacity of the complex with 1.6mtpa, followed by xylenes and propylene with 15.2% (1.3mtpa) and 12.8% (1.1mtpa) respectively.

About Rabigh Refining & Petrochemical

Rabigh Refining & Petrochemical Co (Petro Rabigh) engaged in the development, construction and operation of an integrated petroleum refining and petrochemical complex. It processes crude oil and produces gasoline, naphtha, jet fuel, diesel, and fuel oil. Petro Rabigh was formed as the result of a joint venture of Saudi Aramco and Sumitomo Chemical. The company has the capacity to process light crude oil. The company also produces petrochemical including mono ethylene glycol, polyethylene, polypropylene, and propylene oxide. It’s products are used in numerous end products such as lubricants, detergents, coolants, resins, paint, anti-freeze, insulation, fibers, film, household appliances, plastics, and packaging among others. Petro Rabigh is headquartered in Rabigh, Saudi Arabia.


Information on the petrochemical complexes/plants is sourced from GlobalData’s oil & gas petrochemicals plants database that provides detailed information on all active and upcoming, petrochemical plants globally. Not all companies mentioned in the article may be currently existing due to their merger or acquisition or business closure.

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