The YASREF refinery is located in Yanbu Al-Sinaiyah, part of the Western Province of Saudi Arabia, and only 350 kilometers North West of the port city of Jeddah. The Yanbu Aramco Sinopec Refining Company Ltd., a joint venture between Saudi Aramco and China Petrochemical Corporation ( Sinopec), is a world-class, full-conversion refinery that covers about 5.2 million square meters in the Yanbu Industrial City. and is the key anchor project in Yanbu. YASREF uses 400,000 barrels per day (bpd) of Arabian heavy crude oil to produce premium transportation fuels, as well as high-value refined products for both international and domestic markets.
It became operational in September, 2014. YASREF is a significant addition to the impressive downstream portfolio of Saudi Aramco. while building on and cementing the strategic partnership with Sinopec, Saudi Aramco’s largest crude oil partner and buyer.