Saudi Arabian Oil will operate the upcoming Karachi VIII refinery, proposed to be built at Balochistan in Pakistan. The integrated refinery will be owned by Saudi Arabian Oil and is expected to start operations in 2027.
Key processes of the refinery
Crude Distillation Unit (mbd): 300
Vacuum Distillation (mbd): 144
Catalytic Cracker (mbd): 75
Hydrocracker (mbd): 72
Reformer (mbd): 57
Hydrotreater (mbd): 189
Alkylation (mbd): 9
Isomerization (mbd): 18
During the period 2021-2025, the Karachi VIII refinery is expected to witness an estimated capex of $5,200m.
About Saudi Arabian Oil
Saudi Arabian Oil Co (Saudi Aramco) is a state owned energy and chemical company. It carries out the exploration, production and processing of crude oil and natural gas, refining, fractionation of natural gas, production of petrochemicals, and distribution of petroleum products and natural gas. The company operates wholly-owned domestic refineries, and has interests in joint venture refineries with international partners. Saudi Aramco operates through a network of pipelines, bulk plants, air refueling sites and terminals. The company also operates power plants and associated transmission and distribution facilities in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The company has subsidiaries and joint ventures across the Americas, Europe and other regions. Saudi Aramco is headquartered in Dhahran, Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia.
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