Talara Refinery

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Summary Information

  • Ownership: Petroperu
  • Website: http://www.petroperu.com.pe/
  • Location: Talara, seashore province of Piura Department, Peru
  • Capacity: 3.1 million tons/annum & 62.000 bbl/day
  • Nelson Complexity:

Brief Description

  • A small sized, medium complexity refinery

Refining Units

  • Primary Distillation Unit 62.000 bpd
  • I and II Vacuum Distillation Unit
  • Catalytic Cracking Complex 19.000 bpd

Terminal Capacity

  • Crude Oil:
  • Refined Products:

Crude Supply

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Products Produced

  • asoline, liquefied gas, jet fuel for aircraft, diesel, kerosene, industrial oils and asphalts and other by-products.

Ongoing Projects

  • There is a major expansion and upgrading project in progress See Here
  • The Project consists on the revamping of the existing units, the desulfurization of Diesel and gasoline, bottom conversion and the incensement of the average octane of gasoline; in addition, the production of sulfuric acid and self consumption generated electricity.

Other Information

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  • In 1917, the first crude oil refinery in Peru was started up in Talara
  • In 1954, the Standard Oil Company (ex- ESSO), ex-owner of this unit, started it up while it’s installation and mechanical design was entrusted to the Arthur McKee Co contractor.
  • In 1965, its capacity was extended from 45.000 to 62.000 barrels per day
  • The Catalytic Cracking Complex was installed in 1974 year according to mechanical design and construction by Japan Gasolina Co. Company (JGC), using Universal Oil Products (UOP) technology.

Relevant Links

  1. Refinery Webpage
  2. Refinery Project Webpage

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