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Saudi Aramco Base Oil Company - Luberef produces Group I and Group II base oils, and resells Group III base oils, for global lubricants companies.

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ABOUT SAUDI ARAMCO BASE OIL COMPANY - LUBEREF

Luberef is one of the world’s leading suppliers of high-quality base oils and a virgin base oil producer in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Founded in 1976 in Jeddah, Luberef was originally established as a joint venture between Petromin and Mobil that today stands as a pioneer in the base oils sector.

From our two facilities in Yanbu and Jeddah, we have a combined capacity to produce 1.3 million metric tonnes per annum of base oils for the use in high value branded lubricants, primarily for the automotive, marine, and industrial sectors.

Today, Luberef is a joint venture between Saudi Aramco (70%) and Jadwa Industrial Investment Company (30%).

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OUR VALUE PROPOSITION

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Luberef benefits from long-term feedstock supply agreements with Saudi Aramco, which supports Luberef in providing high-quality base oils to our customers, allowing seamless access to secure, reliable products that meet their needs.

OUR VISION

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The company’s vision is to be a leading supplier of premium base oils and speciality products in key end markets.

Luberef strives to achieve excellence in the production of base oils and speciality products.

Supply, location and focus are the three core elements that contribute to the distinct market position that Luberef has established.

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Our supply is consistent, which is vital to providing our customers with premium products in an efficient manner.

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Our centralized location enables us to supply directly to the Asian, European and African continents from our facilities, allowing our customers to achieve supply chain efficiencies and reductions in time delays and costs.

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Our relentless focus on developing and producing base oils demonstrates our commitment to being the best in the industry.

Mr. Tareq Alnuaim

President & CEO
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FACTS & FIGURES

Leading Producer

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Luberef is the number 1 base oil producer in KSA.

Large scale capacity

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Luberef has 1.3m metric tonne base oil production capacity.

A Prominent Domestic Supplier

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Luberef is a virgin base oil producer in KSA with a significant market share.

Base Oil Alliance Member

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Luberef is one of three members of the Saudi Aramco base oil alliance, which together produce 1 in every 8 barrels of base oil globally.

Long Term Relationships

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Demonstrating our commitment to providing industry-leading products and services, Luberef’s longest standing customer relationship spans 40 years.

OUR PRODUCTS

Luberef primarily produces Group I and Group II base oils. In addition to these core base oil products, byproducts are also produced within our facilities including asphalt, marine heavy fuel oil (MHFO), slack wax, extract and sulfur.

Base oil

Byproducts

Other Products

Base oil

Luberef's base oils are a key element in passenger car and heavy-duty engine oils, gear oils and transmission fluids.

These base oils also form a required component within key industrial production fluids, such as hydraulic oils, turbine oils, and compressor oils.

Byproducts

Luberef produces various Byproducts such as asphalt, marine heavy fuel oil (MHFO), slack wax, extract and sulfur and White Products such as ultra-low sulfur diesel (ULSD), naphtha and drilling fluid.

Other Products

Luberef delivers additional products during the refining process including asphalt, which can be used for building roads and certain sulphur extracts for fertilizer purposes.

PRODUCT USES

Luberef's range of quality base oils have a variety of practical uses that help power transportation, manufacturing and other key infrastructure organizations.

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Passenger vehicles

Base oils are a primary and necessary component in the engine oils of traditional petrol and diesel passenger vehicles.

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Manufacturing machinery

All manufacturing industries are reliant on heavy production facilities and machinery, which require base oil products to operate, including the steel, textile and food sectors.

A strategically located center of excellence, LubeHUB aims to unite a multitude of speciality product producers and operators associated with the base oil industry.

LubeHUB encourages overseas blenders to open facilities in Saudi Arabia and benefit from reduced shipping delays and costs, all while receiving high-quality products directly from the Company’s Yanbu facility.

The development is a key contributor to Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030’s objective to attract inward investment opportunities and offers trading, and employment incentives.

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