OQ Refineries and Petroleum Industries operates the Sohar I refinery, which is located in Al Batinah North Governorate, Oman. It is an integrated refinery owned by OQ SAOC. The refinery, which started operations in 2006, has an NCI of 10.1.

Key processes of the refinery

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

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

Maintenance activities at Sohar I refinery

The Sohar I refinery witnessed six incidents during the period 2015-2020.

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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