Petronas starts naphtha cracking unit at new oil refinery

Malaysian state oil company Petroliam Nasional Bhd, or Petronas, and Saudi Aramco have started operations at their new 1.2-million-tons-per-year naphtha cracker, sources said. 

The cracker is part of the $2.7 billion joint-venture oil refinery and petrochemical project known as RAPID - or Refinery and Petrochemical Integrated Development - located in Pengerang in the state of Johor, at the southern tip of peninsular Malaysia.

Reporting by Florence Tan, Seng Li Peng and Jessica Jaganathan; editing by Christian Schmollinger

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