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SASREF is a joint venture company of Saudi Aramco and Shell, two of the biggest oil and gas companies in the world. SASREF aspires to be the best petroleum refinery company of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and of Asia and the Middle East.

Shell had brought a number of state of the art refining technologies into SASREF covering hydrocracking, distillation, hydrogen manufacturing and others. This leading edge technology further boosts SASREF's international competitiveness as a firmly established pacesetter refinery.

SASREF has a production capacity of 305,000 barrels per day (b/d); which makes it one of the world's largest export refineries covering two square kilometers.

Its Commercial production began in May 1985, since then SASREF has been producing:

  • Chemical feedstock naphtha
  • Dual-purpose Kerosene
  • Gas Oil (Diesel)
  • Fuel Oil
  • Benzene (Benzene is used as feedstock by the Saudi Petrochemical Company (SADAF) at its facility in Jubail Industrial City, another Shell JV)
  • Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG)
  • Gasoline Component Naphtha (MOGAS)
  • Sulphur

More than 200 million tonnes of products have been shipped through the export terminal over the last 24 years. On average one tanker leaves the export terminal each day. SASREF’s refined products are pumped through seven dedicated pipelines from the refinery to the Causeway Tank Farm where products are stored in separate tanks for final blending before export. SASREF has the exclusive use of two jetties at the terminal facilities at King Fahad Industrial Port. It has an on-site laboratory manned around the clock to provide quality assurance and product specification.

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