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Saudi Aramco expected to complete shale gas project soon

by Jumana Abdel-Razzaq on Sep 28, 2017


The facilities will feed the Waad al-Shamal phosphate mining project.
The facilities will feed the Waad al-Shamal phosphate mining project.

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Saudi Aramco is expected to complete gas processing facilities as part of a project that will allow it to produce shale gas for the first time.

The facilities, which are located in the north of the kingdom, are part of the System A project currently being constructed in Turaif, according to a Reuters report.

Once complete, the facilities will feed the Waad al-Shamal phosphate mining project in the region.

 

"It is in the final stages, mechanical completion will happen soon," sources told Reuters, who also said the facilities would achieve mechanical completion in a month or two before production starts.

Saudi Aramco is said to be in talks with Russian petrochemical producer Sibur Holding to potentially form a joint venture to make synthetic rubber in the kingdom, it was reported this week.

The two companies are expected to sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for the project next month, though talks are still in the initial stages.



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