Saudi Aramco initiates gasoline blending project

11/28/2005
Saudi Aramco has completed a project to recover iso-pentane at its Yanbu’ gas terminal for use in gasoline blending, a project designed to help meet the kingdom’s increasing demand for gasoline, according to Ahmad A. Dialdin, writing last month in Saudi Aramco Week.BlendingThe new facility is designed to process about 15,000 b/d of mixed pentane to produce 5,500 b/d of iso-pentane. Once extracted, the iso-pentane is pumped through an 8-mile pipeline to the Yanbu’ refinery for gasoline blending.Adding 5,500 b/d of iso-pentane to the gasoline pool at Yanbu’ refinery, said Dialdin, goes a long way toward optimizing the use of oil and gas and increasing the company&rsq...
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