Refineria de Cartagena operates the Cartagena Bolivar refinery, which is located in Bolivar, Colombia. It is an integrated refinery owned by Ecopetrol. The refinery, which started operations in 1957, has an NCI of 10.5.

Key processes of the refinery

Crude Distillation Unit (mbd): 150
Vacuum Distillation (mbd): 100
Coking (mbd): 45
Catalytic Cracker (mbd): 40
Hydrocracker (mbd): 35
Hydrotreater (mbd): 70
Alkylation (mbd): 9

The capacity of the refinery is expected to increase to 200mbd by 2030.

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

Maintenance activities at Cartagena Bolivar refinery

The Cartagena Bolivar refinery witnessed one incidents during the period 2015-2020.

Upcoming expansion project at Cartagena Bolivar refinery


About Refineria de Cartagena

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


Information on the refinery is sourced from GlobalData’s refinery database that provides detailed information on all active and upcoming, crude oil refineries and heavy oil upgraders globally. Not all companies mentioned in the article may be currently existing due to their merger or acquisition or business closure.