Saudi-Shell refinery boosts ULSD output

Saudi Aramco Shell Refinery Co. (Sasref) has completed a project to increase production of ultralow-sulfur diesel (ULSD) at its 305,000-b/d refinery at Jubail, Saudi Arabia.

By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, Mar. 17
-- Saudi Aramco Shell Refinery Co. (Sasref) has completed a project to increase production of ultralow-sulfur diesel (ULSD) at its 305,000-b/d refinery at Jubail, Saudi Arabia.

The 50-50 joint venture of Saudi Aramco and Shell built a high-pressure diesel hydrodesulfurization unit and revamped two crude units and an existing diesel HDS unit.

The new and revamped facilities have begun production of 100,000 b/d of diesel with less than 10 ppm sulfur.

The project also included in-line blending and amine treatment facilities.

The Sasref hydrocracking refinery yields mainly middle distillates from Arabian Light crude.

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