Global largest oil refineries by capacity 2019

Located in India, the Reliance Industries-owned Jamnagar Refinery led the ranking of the largest global oil refineries in 2019. In that year, the Jamnagar Refinery held a capacity of 1.24 million barrels per day, topping refineries, such as the SK Energy Co. refinery and the Paraguana Refinery Complex.

Reliance Industries

Reliance Industries Limited is an Indian multinational corporation headquartered in Mumbai. The value of the Reliance Industries Limited brand stood at about 4.54 billion U.S. dollars in 2019, making it one of the leading brands in India of that year, alongside companies, such as airtel, HCL, and Wipro. Reliance Industries’ turnover amounted to approximately 4.3 trillion Indian rupees in the fiscal year 2018.

Oil refineries on a global scale

Crude oil is processed in oil refineries where it is turned into refined products such as fuel and heating oil. The total global refinery capacity for crude oil stood at roughly 100 million barrels per day in 2018. Global refinery capacity has almost doubled since 1970. Specifically, the countries with the largest oil refinery capacity in the world included the United States, China, Russia, and India in 2018.

Largest oil refineries worldwide as of 2019, based on capacity

Facility (owner company)Capacity in barrels per day
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February 2019



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