- Ownership: Kenya Petroleum Refineries Limited
- Website: http://www.kprl.co.ke/
- Location: Mombasa, Kenya
- Capacity: 4.0 million tons/annum & 80,000 bbl/day
- Nelson Complexity:
- Atmospheric distillation
- catalytic reforming
- bitumen production units
- Crude Oil:
- Refined Products:
- Liquefied petroleum gas, unleaded premium gasoline, regular petrol, automotive gasoil, Industrial diesel, fuel oil and special products like bitumen and grease.
- See Mombasa Refinery Upgrade Project
- KPRL plans to increase white product yields through the construction of a Thermal Gasoil Unit (TGU) that converts fuel oil into lighter products.
- The investment include facilities for reducing sulphur on gas oil and treating emissions to air and surface water.
- The investment is designed to enable the refinery to process heavy crude from Uganda
- The refinery is running well under capacity, and needs investment to enable it to utilise its capacity fully.
- KPRL acts like a toll refinery where it processes crude oil on behalf of the oil marketers for a fee
- 1959: Colonial Government Agreement with ‘Consolidated’ (50% Shell, 50% BP)
- 1960: East African Oil Refineries Limited Incorporated
- 1963: Complex I completed and commissioned
- 1963: Esso and Caltex become Shareholders
- 1970: Grease Plant Constructed
- 1971: Government acquire 50% Shareholding
- 1974: Complex II completed and commissioned
- 1983: Change of name to - Kenya Petroleum Refineries Limited.
- 1994: Deregulation leading to introduction of base load and processing fees changes
- 1996: New Control Center (DCS) commissioned
- 1997: Esso sold their shares
- 1998: KPRL Laboratory ISO 9002 Certified
- 2005 - Foster Wheeler awarded a contract to prepare the basis of design (BOD) for the proposed upgrade
- 2005 - Commencement of production of unleaded mogas
- 2007 - New Laboratory completed and commissioned
- 2009 - Essar Energy Overseas Ltd acquires 50% shareholding from Shell,BP and Chevron
- 2013 - Essar sells its stake to the Kenyan Government
- Essar wins contract to import crude for processing in Mombasa
- Foster Wheeler Wins Contracts for Upgrade of Mombasa Refinery and Products Import Terminal in Kenya
- Essar Energy shelves upgrade plan for Mombasa refinery
- StanChart to Advise on Kenyan Refinery Upgrade, Daily Reports
- Kenya Petroleum Refineries Selects Advanced IBM Technologies to Transform Operations
- Essar acquires 50% stake in Kenyan refinery
- Essar Energy to exit Kenya Petroleum Refineries Ltd