BRC 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
- 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
- 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
- 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.