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Refinery capacities of OPEC countries 2012-2019

Saudi Arabia was the leading OPEC member country by refinery capacities. As of 2019, the country refinery capacity amounted to some 2.9 million barrels per calendar day. OPEC stands for the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and was established in Iraq in 1960.

The second and third highest refinery capacities of OPEC countries were Iraq and Venezuela, respectively. In 2019, Iraq refinery capacity was at roughly 2.2 million barrels per calendar day, while Venezuela was at nearly 1.9 million barrels per calendar day.

Refinery capacities of OPEC countries from 2012 to 2019*

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Release date

July 2020



Survey time period

2012 to 2019

Supplementary notes

* Per calendar day.
Figures as at year-end. Some figures were converted from barrels per stream day. Capacity excludes condensate refineries.
** Total refinery capacity for Venezuela also includes upgrader refinery data.
*** Ecuador effective withdrew its OPEC membership in January 2020.

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