Saudi Aramco to shut Ras Tanura refinery in March for turnaround

29 February 2012 11:20  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Saudi Aramco plans to shut down its 550,000 bbl/day Ras Tanura refinery in Saudi Arabia for scheduled maintenance in early March, an industry source said on Wednesday.

The refinery units are expected back on stream during April, the source added.

The units expected to be shut down include a 325,000 bbl/day crude distillation unit and a 225,000 bbl/day condensate splitter, a 50,000 bbl/day hydrocracker and 107,000 bbl/day of naphtha reforming capacity.

Saudi Aramco officials were not available for comment.

Ras Tanura is the most complex of Saudi Aramco’s four domestic refineries in Saudi Arabia. Most of the facility’s production is for domestic use, although some products are exported.


By: James Dennis
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