Sonatrach operates the Skikda I refinery, which is located in Skikda, Algeria. It is an integrated refinery owned by Sonatrach. The refinery, which started operations in 1980, has an NCI of 2.84.

Key processes of the refinery

Crude Distillation Unit (mbd): 355
Vacuum Distillation (mbd): 9
Reformer (mbd): 30
Isomerization (mbd): 16

The capacity of the refinery is expected to remain the same as 355mbd by 2030.

During the period 2021-2025, the Skikda I refinery is expected to witness an estimated capex of $2,300.58m.

About Sonatrach

Sonatrach SpA (Sonatrach) is an integrated oil and gas company. It carries out exploration, production, liquefaction, refining, marketing and maritime transportation of hydrocarbons and petroleum products. The company operates pipeline transport, storage, loading and unloading infrastructure network to transport crude oil; condensate, LPG, and natural gas. Sonatrach also carries out production and marketing of liquefied natural gas and by-products such as ethane propane butane and gasoline. It provides research, development, exploitation, and production of hydrocarbons. The company has operational presence in Europe, Africa, and South America. Sonatrach is headquartered in Algiers, Algeria.


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