Petroleos de Venezuela operates the El Palito cracking refinery, which is located in Carabobo, Venezuela. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles more than 1,400 refineries worldwide, it is a non integrated cracking owned by Petroleos de Venezuela. The refinery started operations in 1954 and has a Nelson Complexity Index (NCI) of 7.69. Buy the profile here.
Key refinery processes
Crude Distillation Unit (mbd): 140
Vacuum Distillation (mbd): 48
Catalytic Cracker (mbd): 70
Hydrotreater (mbd): 28
Alkylation (mbd): 26
The capacity of the El Palito refinery is expected to remain the same as 140mbd by 2030.
Maintenance activities at El Palito cracking refinery
The El Palito refinery cracking witnessed twelve incidents during the period 2017-2022.
About Petroleos de Venezuela
Petroleos de Venezuela SA (PDVSA) is a state-owned oil and gas company. It plans, coordinates, supervises, and controls the activities in the entire oil and gas value chain. The company explores for and develops oil and other hydrocarbons; refines, trades, and supplies products in domestic and overseas markets. PDVSA administers refineries, marketing and transportation of crude oil and refined products in various countries. The company markets refined petroleum products under PDV brand in Venezuela and CITGO brand across Eastern and Mid-western regions of the US. PDVSA is headquartered in Caracas, Venezuela.
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