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Saudi Arabia

Ras Tanura Refinery Throughput Down by Half

The fire at Saudi Arabia's530,000 b/d refinery at Ras Tanura on Friday 30 November (MEES, 3 December),which was put out on the same day, appears to have caused serious damage to thefacilities and reduced throughput by about 50%. According to industry sources,the fire, caused by a leaking pipe, severely damaged one of the refinery's twocrude processing units, where some pumps were lost, pipes were twisted...