Sonatrach operates the Arzew hydroskimming refinery, which is located in Oran, Algeria. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles more than 1,400 refineries worldwide, it is an integrated hydroskimming owned by Sonatrach. The refinery started operations in 1973 and has a Nelson Complexity Index (NCI) of 2.49. Buy the profile here.

Key refinery processes

Crude Distillation Unit (mbd): 75
Vacuum Distillation (mbd): 6
Reformer (mbd): 12
Hydrotreater (mbd): 11

The capacity of the Arzew refinery is expected to remain the same as 75.3mbd by 2030.

About Sonatrach

Sonatrach SpA (Sonatrach) is an integrated oil and gas company. It carries out exploration, production, liquefaction, refining, marketing and maritime transportation of hydrocarbons and petroleum products. The company operates pipeline transport, storage, loading and unloading infrastructure network to transport crude oil, condensate, LPG, and natural gas. Sonatrach also carries out the production and marketing of liquefied natural gas and by-products such as ethane propane butane and gasoline. It provides research, development, exploitation, and production of hydrocarbons. The company operates in Europe, Africa, and South America. Sonatrach is headquartered in Algiers, Algeria.

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