Saudi Arabia On Track For 26% Refining Capacity Hike This Year


Saudi Arabia is on track to raise refining capacity by 26% this year, as it puts the 400,000 b/d Yasref refinery and the second 200,000 b/d crude distillation unit (CDU) at the Satorp refinery into operation. The new plants will add to 2.1mn b/d of capacity at seven fully operational refineries and 200,000 b/d at the first Satorp CDU, which was started up last year (MEES, 13 September 2013).