Ecopetrol operates the Barrancabaermeja-Santander refinery, which is located in Santander, Colombia. It is a non integrated refinery owned by Ecopetrol. The refinery, which started operations in 1922, has an NCI of 6.9.

Key processes of the refinery

Crude Distillation Unit (mbd): 250
Vacuum Distillation (mbd): 125
Catalytic Cracker (mbd): 89
Hydrocracker (mbd): 80
Reformer (mbd): 10
Hydrotreater (mbd): 89
Alkylation (mbd): 7

The capacity of the refinery is expected to remain the same as 250mbd by 2030.

Maintenance activities at Barrancabaermeja-Santander refinery

The Barrancabaermeja-Santander refinery witnessed two incidents during the period 2015-2020.

About Ecopetrol

Ecopetrol SA (Ecopetrol) is an integrated oil and gas company. It carries out exploration, development and production of oil and gas. It is also involved in refining of crude oil to produce petroleum products, besides transportation services. The company owns and operates refineries that produce a wide range of products including gasoline, diesel, kerosene, liquefied petroleum gas, and petrochemicals, including paraffin waxes, lube base oils, aromatics, and asphalts, among others. It transports crude oil, motor fuels, fuel oil and other refined products including diesel and biofuels. The company has operational presence in Colombia, Peru, Brazil, Panama and the US Gulf Coast. It is majority owned by the Republic of Colombia. Ecopetrol is headquartered in Bogota, Colombia.


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