Sodegaura Refinery
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Summary Information

  • Ownership: Fuji Oil (AOCHD group)
  • Website: http://www.aochd.co.jp/
  • Location: Sodegaura , Chiba Prefecture
  • Capacity: 7.0 million tons/annum & 140,000 bbl/day
  • Nelson Complexity:
  • Refining Depth:

Brief Description

  • Medium sized, medium complexity refinery

Refining Units

  • Atmospheric Distillation - 140,000
  • Vacuum Crude Oil Distillation - 60,000
  • Vacuum Residue Thermal Cracking (Eureka thermal cracking unit) - 30,000
  • Fluid Catalytic Cracking (FCC) - 39,000
  • Reforming Unit - 38,000
  • Alkylation Unit - 4,000
  • Naphtha Desulfurizaton - 43,000
  • FCC Gasoline Desulfurization - 23,000
  • Middle Distillate Desulfurization - 63,500

Terminal Capacity

  • Crude Oil: 1,139 Million Litres
  • Refined Products: 1,443 Million Litres

Crude Supply

  • Kuwaiti oil is processed at the refinery

Products Produced

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Ongoing Projects

Other Information

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History

  • 1968 - Refinery operations commenced
  • 1971 - Isomerization unit commissioned
  • 1976 - Expansion project added 40,000 bpd capacity & reformer commissioned
  • 1994 - Thermal Cracking Unit revamped
  • 1997 - Alkylation Unit commissioned
  • 2003 - Gasoline Desulfurization Unit started
  • 2008 - Capacity of FCC unit was doubled to 36,000 BPSD
  • 2009 - Thermal cracking unit capacity increased
  • 2010 - The capacity of the refinery was reduced by 52,000 bpd with the decommissioning of a CDU

Relevant Links

  1. Chiyoda Crude Distillation Units
  2. Chiyoda Vacuum Flasher Vacuum Distillation Units
  3. Chiyoda Alkylation Units
  4. Chiyoda Isomerization Units
  5. Chiyoda Gasoline Selective Desulfurization Units
  6. Chiyoda Catalytic Reforming Units
  7. Chiyoda Thermal Cracking Units
  8. Chiyoda Sour Water Stripping Units
  9. Chiyoda H2S Removal Units With Amine
  10. JGC Refinery References
  11. Refinery Webpage
  12. Environmental Information
  13. Fuji Oil reinforced FCC Unit capacity
  14. Notice of reduction of petroleum atmospheric distillation unit capacity (Japanese)

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