SAUDI ARABIA

Middle East refiners raised their combined crude distillation capacity by 567,000 b/d or 6.9% in 2013 to 8.822mn b/d, according to the BP Statistical Review 2014. The largest increment, of 400,000 b/d, was in Saudi Arabia, taking the kingdom’s total throughput capacity to 2.522mn b/d. However, Middle East refinery throughputs fell last year by 0.5% to 6.353mn b/d, the report says.

Launching the review in Moscow, BP chief economist Christof Rühl said: “Global...