Has Been Established By Presidential Decree No ./1035/In 1975
B.R.C. has been built under the contract No. /20/
in 1975 concluded with Romanian Industrialexport Import Company.
The Purpose of Contract :
Building a refinery for distilling crude oil and producing petroleum
products in capacity of distillation equal to /6/ million metric tons
per year turn key job in the north of coastal Banias- Tartous Mayoralty.
Two Annexes to the Contract :
First: No. /15/ for the year 1974. Its aim is feeding the Refinery with
water from Alsin River.
Second: No. /2/ for the year 1976. Its aim is changing the blend of
crude oil which was decided to be distillated in the Refinery subject
of the contract No. /20/ to enable distilling blend of Light/Heavy
Syrian Crude 50/50.
- The total period of performing contract No. /20/ and its
two annexes is /43/ months.
- Building of B.R.C. began in September 1975.
- the partial experimental operation test-run began on 28. 10. 1979 .
The experiential operational days were /19/ days during 1979 and
/131/days during 1980.
- In 1981 the whole Refinery was operated for purpose of guarantee
tests.The temporary reception of the Refinery was oin 21. 3. 1982.
- The best way of expressing the capacity of the Refinery is that
related to distillation of crude oil. Based on that, the Refinery was
designed on a capacity of /6/ million tons blend Light / Heavy Syrian
Crude Oil in ratios ranging between 80% Light and 20% Heavy up to 50%
Light and 50% Heavy Syrian crude.
- The annual distillation since 1988 up till now has exceeded
the Design capacity and reached to ratios between 102% up to
117.08% of this capacity including fuel and naphtha received from Homs
We point out that the irregular coming of imported oil which
is necessary for distillation stayed an obstacle in the face of
regulating and increasing of production up to the time of feasibility
of local light crude since 1987.