Empresa Nacional del Petroleo operates the Bio Bio coking refinery, which is located in Bio Bio, Chile. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles more than 1,400 refineries worldwide, it is a non integrated coking owned by Empresa Nacional del Petroleo. The refinery started operations in 1966 and has a Nelson Complexity Index (NCI) of 8.97. Buy the profile here.

Key refinery processes

Crude Distillation Unit (mbd): 116
Coking (mbd): 15
Catalytic Cracker (mbd): 19
Hydrocracker (mbd): 33
Hydrotreater (mbd): 12

The capacity of the Bio Bio refinery is expected to remain the same as 116mbd by 2030.

During the period 2021-2025, the Bio Bio refinery coking is expected to witness an estimated $115.25m of capex.

Maintenance activities at Bio Bio coking refinery

The Bio Bio refinery coking witnessed two incidents during the period 2017-2022.

Upcoming expansion projects at Bio Bio coking refinery

Sulfur Recovery Unit, Solvent Deasphalting Unit, Other Isomerization

About Empresa Nacional del Petroleo

Empresa Nacional del Petroleo (ENAP) is a state-owned integrated oil and gas company. It carries out exploration, development, and production of hydrocarbons. The company has major upstream operations in Magallanes region of Chile. ENAP also carries out refining, transportation, storage, and marketing of petroleum-based products. The company operates Aconcagua, Bio Bio and Gregorio refineries, and terminals in Quintero, San Vicente, Easter Island, Cabo Negro, and Gregorio in Chile. Its product portfolio includes fuels, liquefied petroleum gas and other oil-based products, including solvents, asphalt, propylene, and other petrochemical products. The company also conducts electric power generation and distribution of natural gas. It also has presence in Argentina, Ecuador, and Egypt. ENAP is headquartered in Las Condes, Santiago, Chile.

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