Saudi Aramco Jubail Refinery operates the Jubail I cracking refinery, which is located in Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles more than 1,400 refineries worldwide, it is a non integrated cracking owned by Saudi Arabian Oil. The refinery started operations in 1985 and has a Nelson Complexity Index (NCI) of 7.7. Buy the profile here.

Key refinery processes

Crude Distillation Unit (mbd): 305
Vacuum Distillation (mbd): 84
Hydrocracker (mbd): 52
Reformer (mbd): 21
Hydrotreater (mbd): 100

The capacity of the Jubail I refinery is expected to remain the same as 305mbd by 2030.

Maintenance activities at Jubail I cracking refinery

The Jubail I refinery cracking witnessed one incidents during the period 2017-2022.

About Saudi Aramco Jubail Refinery

Saudi Aramco Jubail Refinery Co (SASREF), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Saudi Arabian Oil Co, is a downstream energy company. It operates a complex refinery, which includes a hydrocracker unit, a visbreaker unit, and a thermal gas-oil unit. The refinery processes Arabian light crude oil into petroleum products for both domestic and international markets. Its main products comprise chemical feedstock naphtha, benzene, kerosene, sulphur, fuel oil, gas oil, gasoline component naphtha (MOGAS), and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG). SASREF is headquartered in Jubail, Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia.

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