Petronas, Aramco start naphtha cracker at new Pengerang refinery


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  • Thursday, 20 Jun 2019

UOB Kay Hian Research analyst Kong Ho Meng said while there have not been any large tenders awarded by Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas), it expected contracts to be rolled out from next year. In Malaysia, he said, about 11% or about 35 of the over 300 platforms have been operating for over 40 years, and more than 200 wells have already been identified to be plugged and abandoned.

SINGAPORE: Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas) and Saudi Aramco have started operations at their new 1.2-million-tonnes-per-year naphtha cracker, multiple sources familiar the matter said.

The sources added that naphtha was imported this month specifically for the cracker, which had started recently though an exact time frame could not be confirmed.

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