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We are pleased to welcome you for an informative stretch at the Aden Refinery Company. Just as you enter and navigate the pages of this site, you will realize that you have set foot on a strategically important location, a hub that links world continents and situated in the middle of large gatherings of population and huge industrial and economic enterprises … that is the unique location of Aden. The Aden Refinery is a shining light for area development that has dawned in the early fifties of the twentieth century, now fully lighting the present and stretching to cast some on the future. Presently, it represents the largest industrial establishment in the Republic of Yemen with respect to annual income and the vital parts it plays in the supply of all the country’s needs of petroleum products, household cooking gas, and road asphalt. Aden Refinery continues to play its traditional role as producer and supplier of bunker fuels to ships calling the Port of Aden en-route to various destinations in the world. This is being achieved by maintaining our ties with the international petroleum products markets in all facets of activities of oil refining and products marketing. We hope to have been successful in providing and presenting interested visitors to the site with enjoyable and valuable information about the Aden Refinery’s past, present, and future aspirations.



The groundwork of Aden Refinery Company (initially know as British Petroleum Company) was started on November 1, 1952.

It was originally designed to refine about 5 million tons of crude oil every year. The refinery was inaugurated by her majesty Queen Elezabeth –II on July, 1954. Subsequently, the Aden Refinery was linked to Aden Bunkering facilities in Aden harbor through 19 miles long pipelines to supply bunkering fuels to the ships visiting Aden harbour.

The refinery was later upgraded to 8 million tons capacity, in the sixties.

In May 1977 B.P. handed over the refinery to the government of Yemen. Since that date the refinery operates under the name of Aden Refinery Company (ARC). In accordance of law number 15 for 1977.



To enhance the Aden Refinery Company’s position as one of the internationally accepted and recognized refineries, both as the sole leading refinery and the largest industrial concern in the Republic of Yemen.


The great legacy of the refining industry norms and practices, spanning over a period of more than six decades, has instilled in Aden Refinery Company a great will, firm decision and aspiration for excellence.


Our core values are the foundation of everything we do. They guide our decisions, our actions, and our interactions with each other and with our customers. •We believe that our employees are our most valuable asset. We are committed to providing them with a safe and supportive work environment. •We believe that teamwork is essential to our success. We encourage our employees to collaborate and share ideas to achieve our common goals. •We are committed to conducting our business with honesty and fairness. We value our reputation and strive to earn the trust of our customers and employees. •We believe in transparency in all aspects of our business. We are committed to sharing information with our partners, customers and employees in a timely and accurate manner. •We are committed to providing our employees a safe and healthy work environment. We have a health and safety program in place, and we are constantly working to improve our safety performance.



Since the establishment of the company, successful co-operation with others was achieved. At present the main activities can be summarized as follows:

  • Processing of crude oil to satisfy the local market requirement of petroleum products.

  • Storage of crude oil and petroleum products for others.

  • Trading with petroleum products.

  • Selling bunker fuel to customers directly or indirectly.


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Head Office

little Aden (115), Aden 

Republic Of Yemen, B.O 3003

Fax: +967 02 376600/1 

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