Samref to shut down Yanbu refinery in March for turnaround

28 February 2013 15:25  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--The Saudi Aramco Mobil Refinery Company (Samref) plans to shut down its 365,000 bbl/day refinery at Yanbu in Saudi Arabia for scheduled maintenance in March for 40-50 days, an industry source said on Thursday.

Facilities at Yanbu include a 400,000 bbl/day crude distillation unit (CDU). The capacities of other secondary units are approximations. The secondary units include a 155,000 bbl/day vacuum distillation unit (VDU), a fluid catalytic cracker with a capacity of approximately 100,000 bbl/day, a 50,000 bbl/day visbreaker and a 46,000 bbl/day continuous catalytic reformer.

The Samref Yanbu refinery is an export-oriented refinery which principally produces gasoline and distillates.

Samref is an equally owned joint venture between Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco) and Mobil Yanbu Refining Company Inc (a wholly owned subsidiary of Exxon Mobil Corporation).

The company was not immediately available to comment.

By: James Dennis
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