Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Worlds top 21 largest oil refineries.

by David Rachovich

World's Largest Refineries (minimum capacity of 400,000 b/cd)

Rank / Company

Location / Crude Capacity / barrels per calendar day (b/cd)

1. Paraguana Refining Center Cardon/Judibana, Falcon, Venezuela 940,000
2. SK Corp. Ulsan, South Korea 817,000
3. GS Caltex Corp. Yeosu, South Korea 750,000
4. Reliance Petroleum Ltd. Jamnagar, India 660,000
5. ExxonMobil Refining & Supply Co. Jurong/Pulau Ayer Chawan, Singapore 605,000
6. Reliance Industries Ltd. Jamnagar, India 580,000
7. S-Oil Corp. Onsan, South Korea 565,000
8. ExxonMobil Refining & Supply Co. Baytown, Texas, USA 560,500
9. Saudi Arabian Oil Co. (Saudi Aramco) Ras Tanura, Saudi Arabia 550,000
10. Formosa Petrochemical Co. Mailiao, Taiwan 540,000
11. ExxonMobil Refining & Supply Co. Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA 503,500
12. Hovensa LLC St. Croix, Virgin Islands, USA 500,000
13. Kuwait National Petroleum Co. Mina Al-Ahmadi, Kuwait 466,000
14. Shell Eastern Petroleum (Pte) Ltd. Pulau, Bukom, Singapore 462,000
15. BP PLC Texas City, Texas, USA 451,250
16. Citgo Petroleum Corp. Lake Charles, Louisiana, USA 440,000
17. Marathon Petroleum Co. LLC Garyville, Louisiana, USA 436,000
18. Shell Nederland Raffinaderij B.V. Pernis, Netherlands 404,000
19. Sinopec Zhenhai, China 403,000
20. Saudi Arabian Oil Co. (Saudi Aramco) Rabigh, Saudi Arabia 400,000
21. Saudi Aramco-Mobil Yanbu, Saudi Arabia 400,000

Notes: RIL's new refinery in the Special Economic Zone at Jamnagar is the world's sixth largest and has a Nelson Complexity Index of 14.0, making it one of the most complex refineries globally. The refinery has a capacity of processing 580,000 barrels of crude oil per stream day. With the commissioning of the new refinery in its SEZ, Jamnagar has now become the petroleum hub of the world. With 1.24 million barrels per day of nominal crude processing capacity (i.e., No. 6 Jamnagar + No. 4 Jamnagar, above), it is the single largest refining complex in the world. This is equivalent to 1.6% [sic] of global capacity or one third of India’s capacity, and places RIL amongst the top ten private refiners globally. Please read RIL's website, here. For 2010, OGJ's survey shows total capacity at more than 88.2 million b/cd in 662 refineries, an increase of 1 million b/cd over the figure for 2009 of 87.2 million b/cd for 661 refineries. OGJ's refinery survey for 2008 listed a global capacity of 85.6 million b/cd in 655 refineries. – Please read Warren R. True and Leena Koottungal, "Global Capacity Growth Slows, But Asian Refineries Bustle," OGJ, Dec 6, 2010. South Korea is home to three of the ten largest crude oil refineries in the world – SK Energy's Ulsan (No. 2), GS Caltex's Yeosu (No. 3) and S-Oil's Onsan (No. 7).

Source: Oil & Gas Journal, Dec 6, 2010.

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