Saudi Arabian Oil operates the Yanbu I refinery, which is located in Al Madinah, Saudi Arabia. It is a non integrated refinery owned by Saudi Arabian Oil. The refinery, which started operations in 1983, has an NCI of 3.9.

Key processes of the refinery

Crude Distillation Unit (mbd): 250
Hydrocracker (mbd): 40
Reformer (mbd): 90
Hydrotreater (mbd): 35

The capacity of the refinery is expected to remain the same as 250mbd by 2030.

Maintenance activities at Yanbu I refinery

The Yanbu I refinery witnessed one incidents during the period 2015-2020.

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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