Gs Caltex Yeosu Refinery

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Summary Information

  • Ownership: GS-Caltex (50% Chevron/ 50%GS Holdings)
  • Website: http://www.gscaltex.com/
  • Location:
  • Capacity: 40 million tons/annum & 790,000 bbl/day
  • Nelson Complexity:

Refining Units

  • 4 CDU ( Crude Distillation Unit ) 700,000 Bbl/d
  • VDU (Vacuum Distillation Unit) 150,000 Bbl/d
  • CNSU ( Crude Naphtha Splitting Unit ) 90,000 Bbl/d
  • RFCC (Residue Fluidized Catalytic Cracking ) 94,000 Bbl/d
  • WCN HTU (RFCC Gasoline Hydrotreater ) 35,000 Bbl/d
  • 4 K/D HDS (Kero/Diesel HydroDeSulfurizer) 255,000 Bbl/d
  • 4 Reformer 105,800 Bbl/d
  • MTBE (Gasoline Oxygenator) 2,500 Bbl/d
  • 4 SRU ( Sulfur Recovery Unit ) 630 TON/DAY
  • Aromatics 2,800 kTA
  • Polypropylene 180 kTA
  • Alkylation Unit (Olefin Feed Base) 14,000 Bbl/d
  • VGO-Hydrocracker 61,000 Bbl/d
  • Lube Oil Plant 21,000 Bbl/d

Terminal Capacity

  • Crude Oil:
  • Refined Products:

Crude Supply

  • 37 kinds of crude were treated in 2008 (49 kinds of crude treated in 2007).
  • The average sulfur and API of imported crude are 1.35 and 36.0 respectively.
  • 80% of crude comes from the Middle East

Products Produced

  • Gasoline, Diesel, Jet Fuel, Fuel Oil, Sulphur

Ongoing Projects

  • See Yeosu Refinery Project
  • Construction is progressing on a new heavy-oil hydrocracker designed to increase high-value product yield and to lower feedstock costs. Project completion is expected in the third quarter 2010.
  • HOU (Heavy Oil Upgrade) plant, when completed, will enable the refinery to turn Atmospheric Residue from CDU (Crude Distillation Unit) or VR into higher value-added product such as gasoline, kerosene, and naphtha. In addition, the new HOU will maximize its efficiency by using cheap crude oil from high sulfur crude.

Other Information

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History

  • 2007 - GS Caltex completed a $1.5 billion project to build the world's largest vacuum distillation unit in Yeosu, a hydrocracker and base oil plant, which greatly increased GS Caltex's heavy-oil cracking ability. Chevron Lummus Global provided the integrated hydroprocessing unit.

Relevant Links

  1. Refinery Webpage
  2. Summary File PDF
  3. Chevron In South Korea
  4. GS E&C Awarded 750 billion won GS Caltex No.3 HOU
  5. Chevron Lummus Global Selected by GS-Caltex to Upgrade Yosu Plant

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