Saudi Aramco: Its Operations

Saudi Aramco explores for and produces crude oil and natural gas. The company has the capacity to produce up to 10 million barrels of crude oil per day on a sustained basis. It manufactures a wide range of petroleum products from oil and gas. It markets crude oil, gas and petroleum products domestically and internationally.

Saudi Aramco owns five refineries, at Ras Tanura, Riyadh, Jiddah, Rabigh and Yanbu. The company also has refining and marketing partnerships in Saudi Arabia (with Mobil in Yanbu and with Shell in Jubail), the United States (Star Enterprise, with Texaco), the Republic of Korea (with SsangYong Oil Refining Company) and the Philippines (with Petron Corporation). Saudi Aramco's shipping affiliate, Vela International Marine Limited, owns one of the world's largest and newest fleets of very large and ultra large crude oil tankers. Saudi Aramco also owns and operates Saudi Arabia's nationwide petroleum product-distribution network.

Saudi Aramco's operations are supported by affiliates and offices in countries around the world, including the United States, Great Britain, the Netherlands, Singapore and Japan.

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