OQ Refineries and Petroleum Industries operates the Sohar I coking refinery, which is located in Al Batinah North Governorate, Oman. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles more than 1,400 refineries worldwide, it is an integrated coking owned by OQ SAOC. The refinery started operations in 2006 and has a Nelson Complexity Index (NCI) of 10.1. Buy the profile here.

Key refinery processes

Crude Distillation Unit (mbd): 198
Vacuum Distillation (mbd): 97
Catalytic Cracker (mbd): 75
Hydrocracker (mbd): 66
Hydrotreater (mbd): 27

The capacity of the Sohar I refinery is expected to remain the same as 197.68mbd by 2030.

Maintenance activities at Sohar I coking refinery

The Sohar I refinery coking witnessed five incidents during the period 2017-2022.

About OQ Refineries and Petroleum Industries

OQ Refineries and Petroleum Industries LLC (OQ Refineries) is an oil refinery company that offers petroleum and gas products. Its product portfolio includes liquefied petroleum gas, regular and premium gasoline, kerosene, jet fuel, diesel, bunker fuel oil, and low sulfur gas oil. The company’s services include refining of crude oil, civil contracting services for oil and gas projects; operation and maintenance of plants. OQ Refineries operates through its plants that comprise Mina Al Fahal refinery, Suhar Refinery, Polypropylene plant, and Aromatics Plant. OQ Refineries is headquartered in Muscat, Oman.

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