Capacity Build Takes Saudi Refinery Runs To Record 2.17Mn B/D

Saudi refineries processed a record 2.17mn b/d of crude oil in August, boosted by the ramp-up of throughput at the Satorp refinery at Jubail. The Saudi Aramco/Total joint venture plant is expected to reach full capacity of 400,000 b/d by year-end, after the first of two 200,000 b/d crude distillation units (CDUs) started up in September 2013 and the second became operational in mid-year.

Saudi refinery throughput...