Aramco assesses possible investment in Shandong Yulong Petrochemical
Company discusses possible acquisition of Shandong Yulong take that would advance its Downstream expansion.
Aramco, one of the world’s leading integrated energy and chemical companies, Nanshan Group Co., Ltd., Shandong Energy Group Co., Ltd., and Shandong Yulong Petrochemical Co., Ltd. today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to facilitate discussions relating to the possible acquisition by Aramco of a 10% strategic equity interest in Shandong Yulong Petrochemical Co., Ltd. (“Shandong Yulong”), subject to due diligence, negotiation of transaction documents and required regulatory clearance.
Shandong Yulong is currently in the process of completing the construction of a refining and petrochemicals complex that is designed to process approximately 400,000 barrels per day (bpd) of crude oil, and produce a large volume of petrochemicals and derivatives. The facilities are at Longkou, Yantai City, in China’s Shandong Province.
As outlined in the MoU, Aramco would potentially supply Shandong Yulong with crude oil and other feedstock.
Mohammed Y. Al Qahtani, Aramco Downstream president, said, “As one of China’s largest refining and chemical centers, Aramco values Shandong for its current strength and future prospects.
We believe this collaboration has potential to enable all parties to contribute to China’s energy security and development, and aid in navigating the energy transition. With Aramco’s long track record as a reliable supplier of energy to China, and the expertise and commitment of Shandong Province, we envision a prosperous future together.
— Mohammed Y. Al Qahtani
The MoU signing follows last month’s announcement that Aramco had signed a cooperation framework agreement with Jiangsu Eastern Shenghong Co., Ltd., (“Eastern Shenghong”) to also facilitate discussions relating to the possible acquisition by Aramco of a 10% strategic equity interest in Jiangsu Shenghong Petrochemical Industry Group Co., Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Eastern Shenghong, subject to due diligence, negotiation of transaction documents and required regulatory clearance.
Caption for top photo: At the signing ceremony, front row, from left: Liu Qiang, vice president of Shandong Energy Group; Cheng Rence, chairman of Shandong Yulong Petrochemical Co; Mutib Al Harbi, president of Aramco Asia; and Song Riyou, executive director of Nanshan Holding Group. Back row, from left: Zhou Liwei, vice governor of Shandong; Jiang Cheng, member of the Standing Committee of the Provincial CPC Party Committee and Secretary of the Yantai Municipal CPC Party Committee; Lu Zhiyuan, Deputy Secretary of the Provincial CPC Party Committee and Secretary of the Qingdao Municipal CPC Party Committee; Lin Wu, Secretary of the Provincial CPC Party Committee and Chairman of the Standing Committee of the Provincial People’s Congress; Mohammed Y. Al Qahtani, Aramco Downstream president; Mushabab Al Qahtani, China country manager at Aramco Asia; Nasser Lasloum, China Development director at Aramco; and Mazen Labban, vice president of Downstream Portfolio Development at Aramco Asia.