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From oil gushers to golf balls: Aramco takes big swing at chemicals

A US$20b complex in Jubail that's just weeks away from peak production showcases the Saudis' push to diversify the economy

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Mr Al-Labban (not pictured) has spent his career helping Saudi Aramco meet about 10 per cent of global crude demand, but right now all he wants to talk about are all the petrochemicals used in the modern home he's replicated at Sadara, the sprawling new US$20 billion complex he runs in the industrial hub of Jubail.

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UNDER a tent in the Saudi desert, Ziad Al-Labban is showing off his vision for the world's largest oil supplier - and it looks like an Ikea store.

Mr Al-Labban has spent his career helping Saudi Aramco meet about 10 per cent of global crude demand, but right now all he wants

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