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October 27, 2021updated 26 Jul 2022 7:27am

Azzawiya Refinery, Libya

By Carmen

Azzawiya Oil Refining operates the Azzawiya refinery, which is located in Zawiya, Libya. It is a non integrated refinery owned by National Oil Corporation of Libya. The refinery, which started operations in 1974, has an NCI of 2.86.

Key processes of the refinery

Crude Distillation Unit (mbd): 120
Vacuum Distillation (mbd): 7
Reformer (mbd): 16
Hydrotreater (mbd): 39

The capacity of the refinery is expected to remain the same as 120mbd by 2030.

Maintenance activities at Azzawiya refinery

The Azzawiya refinery witnessed three incidents during the period 2015-2020.

About Azzawiya Oil Refining

Azzawiya Oil Refining Co (ARC) is an oil refining company that manufactures asphalt mix and the mobilization of mineral oil. The company’s services include crude oil refining, blending and filling of mineral oils, and asphalt production services. It also provides asphalt, jet fuel, gasoline, fuel oil, gas oil, LPG, diesel, untreated naphtha, crude oil and oil derivatives. ARC offers exportation of crude oil through its oil harbor, and the importation of oil derivatives needed by the local market. The company operates projects such as Benghazi Asphalt plant, Azzawiya Asphalt plant, and Lube oil plant properties. ARC is headquartered in Azzawiya, Libya.


Information on the refinery is sourced from GlobalData’s refinery database that provides detailed information on all active and upcoming, crude oil refineries and heavy oil upgraders globally. Not all companies mentioned in the article may be currently existing due to their merger or acquisition or business closure.

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