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Two workers killed in Saudi Arabia oil refinery accident

Two workers also injured in incident at SASREF refinery in Jubail Industrial City

Two workers killed in Saudi Arabia oil refinery accident
The refinery, which has a production capacity of 305,000 barrels per day, is located in Jubail Industrial City and processes crude oil into petroleum products for both local and international markets.

Two workers have been killed and a further two injured at an oil refinery in Saudi Arabia.

A statement from the Saudi Aramco-owned SASREF refinery confirmed that an incident occurred on Sunday “on a vessel while contractors were working on the unit during turnaround activities”.

“We want to express our deepest condolences to their families. The safety of our people and operations is a top priority, as additional safety measures will be taken in pace to prevent incidents in future,” the statement added.

The refinery, which has a production capacity of 305,000 barrels per day, is located in Jubail Industrial City and processes crude oil into petroleum products for both local and international markets.

It has a workforce of over 700 employees, the majority of which are Saudi nationals, according to the company’s website.

The refinery was previously a joint venture between Aramco and Royal Dutch Shell, until the former bought it out in September as part of plans to expand its downstream operations.

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