NO. 12/13


Saudi Arabia

Maintenance Shutdown for Ras Tanura Refinery

MEES understands that Aramco's 530,000-b/d refinery at Ras Tanura was shutdown for repair and maintenance on 18 December, but is expected to resumeoperations before the end of the year at a throughput of around 250,000-300,000b/d. It will be using only one of the refinery's two crude distillation units,the other (with a capacity of 230,000 b/d) having been damaged as a result ofthe recent fire on 30...