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Global refining capacity

Hydrocarbon Engineering,

Increasing current capacity
Petrobras expects to bring its Planalto refinery back to full capacity after a period of maintenance. The reopening of units at the facility will boost refining capacity by 30 000 bpd to 390 000 bpd.

Indian Oil Corp has announced that it has increased the capacity of its Haldia refinery by 25%. The company has expanded one of its crude units and capacity is now 150 000 bpd. The company is also in the process of installing a 1.7 million tpy hydrocracker at its east Indian refinery so the plant will be able to produce Euro IV diesel. US$ 643 million have been invested in these projects.

Chennai Petroleum Corp. is in the process of discussing plans to increase the capacity of its Manali refinery, India. The company previously had plans to construct a new refinery however environmental issues halted the project. The Manali refinery currently has the capacity to process 9.5 million tpy and Chennai are looking to increase this by an additional 6 million tpy.

Projected capacity
Shanghai Petrochemicals Co. has said that it expects to process 960 000 t of crude during April. This will break the company’s previous refining record. The company has a total refining capacity of 10.7 million tpy.

New build capacity
In Nigeria, eight new refineries are due to come online soon. The Department of Petroleum Resources has licensed the new facilities as Nigeria looks to reduce its dependence on imports. The plants will have a total capacity of 483 000 bpd. The refineries coming online are: Resource Petroleum, Sapele Petroleum, Anhonio Oil, Ologbo, Amaium, Gasoline, Rehoboth and Amakpe which have varying processing capacities from 12 000 – 120 000 bpd. Another 18 refineries are expected to come online over the next few years in Nigeria.

Sinopec Corp. is currently in the middle of negotiations with the Economic Development Bureau for the construction of a crude oil reserve base, refinery and lubricant production facility. The facilities will be constructed on Jurong Island, Singapore.

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