Refineria de Cartagena operates the Cartagena Bolivar coking refinery, which is located in Bolivar, Colombia. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles more than 1,400 refineries worldwide, it is an integrated coking owned by Ecopetrol. The refinery started operations in 1957 and has a Nelson Complexity Index (NCI) of 10.5. Buy the profile here.

Key refinery processes

Crude Distillation Unit (mbd): 200
Vacuum Distillation (mbd): 100
Coking (mbd): 45
Catalytic Cracker (mbd): 40
Hydrocracker (mbd): 35
Hydrotreater (mbd): 70
Alkylation (mbd): 9

The capacity of the Cartagena Bolivar refinery is expected to remain the same as 200mbd by 2030.

During the period 2021-2025, the Cartagena Bolivar refinery coking is expected to witness an estimated $162m of capex.

Maintenance activities at Cartagena Bolivar coking refinery

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

About Refineria de Cartagena

Refineria de Cartagena S.A. is an operator of an oil and gas refinery in Colombia.

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