Nishihara Refinery
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Summary Information

Brief Description

  • A small to medium sized low complexity refinery

Refining Units

Terminal Capacity

  • Crude Oil:
  • Refined Products: 9.6 million barrels

Crude Supply

  • The refinery uses light crude oil, bought on the spot market

Products Produced

  • gasoline, aviation fuels, kerosene, and low sulphur fuel oil
  • LSFO is exported to China

Ongoing Projects

  • See Nishihara Refinery Upgrade Project
  • Petrobras plans to upgrade the refinery in order to be able to process heavy Brazilian crudes, but the project has been on hold.
  • The refinery will also need to upgrade in order to meet new regualtions.

Other Information

  • The refinery is running below capacity, because of its low complexity and lack of local demand


  • 2008 - Petrobras purchased the refinery from ExxonMobil for 5.5 billion yen
  • 2011 - Petrobras announced it was looking to sell all or part of the refinery

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