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October 27, 2021updated 27 Jul 2022 2:42pm

Chittagong IV Refinery, Bangladesh

By Carmen

Eastern Refinery will operate the upcoming Chittagong IV refinery, proposed to be built at Chittagong Division in Bangladesh. The non integrated refinery will be owned by Bangladesh Petroleum and is expected to start operations in 2026.

Key processes of the refinery

Crude Distillation Unit (mbd): 60
Vacuum Distillation (mbd): 29
Catalytic Cracker (mbd): 15
Hydrocracker (mbd): 14
Reformer (mbd): 11
Hydrotreater (mbd): 38
Alkylation (mbd): 2
Isomerization (mbd): 4

During the period 2021-2025, the Chittagong IV refinery is expected to witness an estimated capex of $1,761.7m.

Contractors involved in the refinery

Some of the key contractors for the upcoming projects at the Chittagong IV refinery include the following.

Design/FEED: TechnipFMC.

About Eastern Refinery

Eastern Refinery Ltd (ERL) a subsidiary of Bangladesh Petroleum Corp, is an oil and gas company that offers petroleum product refining and supplying services. The company’s products include refinery gas, liquid petroleum gas, special boiling point solvent, and jute batching oil, light diesel oil, naphtha, mineral turpentine, sulphur fuel oil, bitumen, and others. Its operational activities comprise catalytic reforming unit, crude distillation unit, and hydrodesulphurization unit. ERL processes crude oil and delivers the finished petroleum products to petroleum distributors and customers. The company offers storage services through crude tanks and LPG storage tanks. ERL is headquartered in Chittagong, Bangladesh.


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.

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