Yanbu III Refinery, Saudi Arabia
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Yanbu III Refinery, Saudi Arabia

By Carmen 27 Oct 2021

Yanbu Aramco Sinopec Refining operates the Yanbu III refinery, which is located in Al Madinah, Saudi Arabia. It is an integrated refinery owned by Saudi Arabian Oil and China Petrochemical. The refinery, which started operations in 2014, has an NCI of 10.1.

Key processes of the refinery

Crude Distillation Unit (mbd): 430
Coking (mbd): 117
Hydrocracker (mbd): 124
Reformer (mbd): 84
Hydrotreater (mbd): 261
Isomerization (mbd): 20

The capacity of the refinery is expected to remain the same as 430mbd by 2030.

During the period 2021-2025, the Yanbu III refinery is expected to witness an estimated capex of $253.5m.

Maintenance activities at Yanbu III refinery

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

Upcoming expansion project at Yanbu III refinery


About Yanbu Aramco Sinopec Refining

Yanbu Aramco Sinopec Refining Co Ltd (Yasref) is an oil and gas company that offers refining services. The company constructs, operates, and manages conversion refining complex in the Yanbu Industrial City, on the West Coast of Saudi Arabia. Its product portfolio includes heavy crude oil, low sulfur diesel, gasoline, petroleum coke, pelletized sulfur, and benzene. Yasref operates crude distillation unit, delayed cocker unit, hydrocracker unit, diesel hydrotreater, naphtha hydrotreater, benzene extraction unit, sulfur recovery unit, and isomerization unit, among others. The company exports its products across Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Europe, and American markets. Yasref is headquartered in Yanbu, Saudi Arabia.


Information on the refinery is sourced from GlobalData’s refinery database that provides detailed information on all active and upcoming, crude oil refineries and heavy oil upgraders globally. Not all companies mentioned in the article may be currently existing due to their merger or acquisition or business closure.


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