- 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:
- A small sized, medium complexity refinery
- Primary Distillation Unit 62.000 bpd
- I and II Vacuum Distillation Unit
- Catalytic Cracking Complex 19.000 bpd
- Crude Oil:
- Refined Products:
- asoline, liquefied gas, jet fuel for aircraft, diesel, kerosene, industrial oils and asphalts and other by-products.
- 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.
- 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.