Pembroke Refinery

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Summary Information

Brief Description

  • A large medium complex refinery with a high gasoline yield.

Refining Units

Terminal Capacity

  • Crude Oil:
  • Refined Products:

Crude Supply

  • The refinery is able to process heavy crudes
  • It also processes acidic crudes including Doba Crude from the oil fields of Chad in Africa.

Products Produced

  • Petrol
  • Diesel
  • Kerosene & jet fuel
  • Fuel oil
  • LPG
  • Petrochemical feedstocks
  • About half of the refineries output is gasoline.

Ongoing Projects

  • -

Other Information

  • As of March 2010, Chevron announced that it was looking for a buyer for the refinery. Like all gasoline oriented refineries in Europe, a market dominated by diesel, the refinery is not as profitable as it should be given its high complexity.


  • The refinery was initially owned by the Regent Oil Company, a large domestic marketer of Trinidad-produced oils.
  • 1956 - Regent was fully acquired by Texaco
  • 1982 - A fluid catalytic cracker came on stream
  • 1996 - Texaco acquire Gulf Oil's share of Pembroke Cracking Company
  • 2011 - Chevron has reached an agreement with Valero Energy Corporation to sell the refinery
  • 2011 - Four contractors killed in an explosion
  • 2013 - Foster Wheeler Signs Services Agreement

Relevant Links

  1. Information from UKPIA
  2. Integrated Refinery Managment System Includes Refinery Flow Diagram
  3. Saipem Fluidised Catalytic Cracking Units
  4. Saipem Alkylation Units
  5. Saipem Isomerisation Units
  6. Texaco Plans To Acquire Gulf Oil's Interest In Pembroke Cracking Company
  7. Chevron to Sell Pembroke Refinery to Valero
  8. Foster Wheeler Signs Services Agreement with Valero Refinery in the UK

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