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February 21, 2022updated 26 Jul 2022 7:29am

Izmit Refinery, Turkey

By Carmen

Turkiye Petrol Rafinerileri operates the Izmit refinery, which is located in Kocaeli, Turkey. It is a non integrated refinery owned by Koc Holding, Liquid Petroleum Development, and others. The refinery, which started operations in 1961, has an NCI of 14.5.

Key processes of the refinery

Crude Distillation Unit (mbd): 227
Vacuum Distillation (mbd): 135
Coking (mbd): 52
Catalytic Cracker (mbd): 14
Hydrocracker (mbd): 73
Reformer (mbd): 20
Hydrotreater (mbd): 128
Isomerization (mbd): 23

The capacity of the refinery is expected to remain the same as 227mbd by 2030.

Maintenance activities at Izmit refinery

The Izmit refinery witnessed eleven incidents during the period 2015-2020.

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, 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.


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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