Puerto La Cruz Refinery
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Summary Information

Brief Description

  • A large medium complexity refinery

Refining Units

  • Atmospheric Distillation
  • Vacuum Distillation
  • Naphtha splitter 25,100 B/D
  • Alkylation unit
  • Fluidised Catalytic Cracking,
  • Isomerisation unit - 7,000 bpd
  • Hydrotreatment,
    • Heavy Naphtha - 35,000 B/D
    • Diesel - 38,000 B/D
  • Catalytic reformer 35,000 B/D

Terminal Capacity

  • Crude Oil:
  • Refined Products:

Crude Supply

  • Domestic crude

Products Produced

  • Gasoline, Diesel, Fuel Oil

Ongoing Projects

  • The Puerto La Cruz refinery is to be expanded to 280,000 barrels a day and upgraded to be able to process crude from the Orinoco heavy crude belt
  • See Puerto La Cruz Refinery Expansion Project for details

Other Information

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  • 1999 - Isomerisation unit commissioned
  • 2004 - JBIC awards financing for Valcor Project
  • 2004 - Valcor Project is completed, enabling production of low sulphur diesel and high octane gasoline

Relevant Links

  1. Chiyoda Claus Tail Gas Treating Units
  2. Saipem Isomerisation Units
  3. Chiyoda Sulfur Recovery Units
  4. Chiyoda Naphtha And Middle Distillate Hydrodesulfurization U
  5. Chiyoda Sour Water Stripping Units
  6. Chiyoda H2S Removal Units With Amine
  7. Chiyoda Catalytic Reforming Units
  8. JGC Refinery References
  9. Vepica Refinery Project References
  10. PDVSA┬┤s Valcor project obtains Yen 40.1 billion in Financing
  11. Explosion hits Venezuela's Puerto La Cruz refinery
  12. Puerto La Cruz Refining Complex At full processing capacity
  13. Chiyoda/JGC Group Wins a Contract for Valcor Project at Puerto La Curz Refinery, Venezuela
  14. Valcor Project
  15. Financial resources secured to expand the capacity of El Palito and Puerto La Cruz refineries

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