Petrojam Refinery
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Summary Information

  • Ownership: Petrojam
  • Website:
  • Location: Kingston, Jamaica
  • Capacity: 1.76 million tons/annum & 35,500 bbl/day
  • Nelson Complexity:
  • Refining Depth:

Refining Units

  • Atmospheric Distillation, 35,500
  • Vacuum Distillation 1,350
  • Gas Oil Hydrofiner 7,200
  • Kerosene Hydrofiner 6,000
  • Naphta Hydrofiner 6,400
  • De-ethaniser 6,700
  • De-butaniser 6,600
  • Virgin Naphtha Splitter 5,400
  • Powerformer 3,540
  • Powerformer Stabiliser 3,000
  • C3/C4 Splitter 1,050

Terminal Capacity

  • Crude Oil:
  • Refined Products:

Crude Supply

  • Crude Oil for processing by Petrojam is purchased under the San Jose Accord from Venezuela and Mexico and the Caracas Agreement with Venezuela.
  • In addition, some crude oil is purchased from third party suppliers

Products Produced

  • LPG, Gasoline, Diesel, Jet Fuel, Fuel Oil, Asphalt

Ongoing Projects

  • For more information see Kingston Petrojam Refinery Project
  • Upgrade of the refinery's crude capacity from 36 kbbls/day to 50 kbbls/day (39% increase).
  • Installation of a new catalytic reforming unit with capacity of 7,500 bbls/day.
  • Installation of a new desulphurisation facility to reduce the sulphur content in diesel oil from 5,000 ppm to approximately 15 ppm.
  • Installation of a new vacuum tower (nominal capacity 30kbbls/day) to produce vacuum gas oil for export.
  • Installation of a Delayed Coker Unit (15 kbbls/day) for the conversion of the vacuum residue into higher quality products such as gasoline, jet fuel and diesel.
  • The Petcoke by-product, which costs much less than the price for fuels such as coal, will be sold locally as fuel for power generation.

Other Information

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  • 1964 - Refinery commissioned by ESSO
  • 1982 - the Government of Jamaica purchased the Esso Kingston Refinery
  • 2006 - the Government of Jamaica sold 49% of its shares to PDVCaribe.

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