Rabigh Refining & Petrochemical operates the Rabigh refinery, which is located in Makkah, Saudi Arabia. It is an integrated refinery owned by Saudi Arabian Oil, Sumitomo Chemical, and others. The refinery, which started operations in 1989, has an NCI of 9.7.

Key processes of the refinery

Crude Distillation Unit (mbd): 400
Vacuum Distillation (mbd): 204
Catalytic Cracker (mbd): 92
Hydrotreater (mbd): 184
Alkylation (mbd): 23
Isomerization (mbd): 14

The capacity of the refinery is expected to remain the same as 400mbd by 2030.

Maintenance activities at Rabigh refinery

The Rabigh refinery witnessed four incidents during the period 2015-2020.

About Rabigh Refining & Petrochemical

Rabigh Refining & Petrochemical Co (Petro Rabigh) engaged in the development, construction and operation of an integrated petroleum refining and petrochemical complex. It processes crude oil and produces gasoline, naphtha, jet fuel, diesel, and fuel oil. Petro Rabigh was formed as the result of a joint venture of Saudi Aramco and Sumitomo Chemical. The company has the capacity to process light crude oil. The company also produces petrochemical including mono ethylene glycol, polyethylene, polypropylene, and propylene oxide. It’s products are used in numerous end products such as lubricants, detergents, coolants, resins, paint, anti-freeze, insulation, fibers, film, household appliances, plastics, and packaging among others. Petro Rabigh is headquartered in Rabigh, Saudi Arabia.


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