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KUWAIT CITY, April 30: The Kuwaiti Al-Zour refinery ranked eighth on Global Data’s list of the 10 largest oil refineries in the world, with a refining capacity of 615,000 barrels of oil per day, noting that the refinery is integrated and managed by the Kuwait Integrated Petroleum Industries Company, which in turn is owned by the Kuwait Petroleum Corporation, reports Al-Anba daily. The list showed that there are 825 active oil refineries in the world with a total refining capacity of 107 million barrels per day in 2023, and it is expected to increase by 15% to reach 123 million barrels per day by 2027.
As for the distribution of these refineries by region, the company expected that the Asia region would account for about 45.6 million barrels per day in 2027, followed by North America and the Middle East with about 24.5 million barrels per day and 15.2 million barrels per day, respectively. The company said it uses the data and analysis recorded in the ownership documents of oil refineries to provide a complete picture of the oil refining sector at the global level. In 2022, the United States acquired the highest refining capacity in the world with 18.06 million barrels per day, followed by China with 17.76 million barrels per day, then Russia with a capacity of 6.63 million barrels per day.
The company revealed that the 10 largest active oil refineries in the world, according to refining capacity, are as follows: 1. Paraguana Refinery – Venezuela’s Falcon, with a refining capacity of 955,000 bpd; 2. Ulsan Refinery – South Korea – with a refining capacity of 840,000 bpd; 3. Al Ruwais Refinery – South Korea, with a refining capacity of 800,000 bpd; 4. Dayoshan Island Refinery – China, with a refining capacity of 800,000 bpd; 5. Jamnagar Refinery 2 – India, with a refining capacity of 707,000 bpd; 6. Jamnagar Refinery 1 – India, with a refining capacity of 660,000 bpd; 7. Port Arthur Refinery – Texas, USA, with a refining capacity of 635,000 bpd; 8. Al-Zour Refinery in Kuwait, with a refining capacity of 615,000 bpd; 9. The third Texas refinery, with a refining capacity of 593,000 bpd and 10. The first Jurong Island Refinery – Singapore, with a refining capacity of 592,000 bpd