Turkiye Petrol Rafinerileri operates the Izmir cracking refinery, which is located in Izmir, Turkey. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles more than 1,400 refineries worldwide, it is a non integrated cracking owned by Koc Holding, Liquid Petroleum Development, and others. The refinery started operations in 1972 and has a Nelson Complexity Index (NCI) of 7.66. Buy the profile here.

Key refinery processes

Crude Distillation Unit (mbd): 239
Vacuum Distillation (mbd): 80
Catalytic Cracker (mbd): 14
Hydrocracker (mbd): 17
Reformer (mbd): 34
Hydrotreater (mbd): 103
Isomerization (mbd): 12

The capacity of the Izmir refinery is expected to remain the same as 239mbd by 2030.

Maintenance activities at Izmir cracking refinery

The Izmir refinery cracking witnessed fourteen incidents during the period 2017-2022.

About Turkiye Petrol Rafinerileri

Turkiye Petrol Rafinerileri AS (Tupras), a subsidiary of Enerji Yatirimlari AS, is a downstream energy company. It refines crude oil and marketing of petroleum products. The company operates refineries in Izmit, Izmir, Kirikkale and Batman, and is mainly active in Turkey. Tupras’s refineries produce a wide range of petroleum products including gasoline, naphtha, liquefied petroleum gas, diesel, jet fuel, marine fuel, diesel, white spirit, fuel oil, asphalt and lubricant base stocks. The company also imports and resells certain petroleum products and involves in the distribution, retailing and marine transportation of crude oil and refined products. It also participates in industrial, financial and commercial sectors. Tupras is headquartered in Kocaeli, Turkey.

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