Taiyo Oil operates the Imabari refinery, which is located in Ehime, Japan. It is an integrated refinery owned by Taiyo Oil. The refinery, which started operations in 1938, has an NCI of 10.15.

Key processes of the refinery

Crude Distillation Unit (mbd): 138
Vacuum Distillation (mbd): 30
Catalytic Cracker (mbd): 32
Hydrocracker (mbd): 19
Reformer (mbd): 43
Hydrotreater (mbd): 112
Alkylation (mbd): 7

The capacity of the refinery is expected to remain the same as 138mbd by 2030.

Maintenance activities at Imabari refinery

The Imabari refinery witnessed three incidents during the period 2015-2020.

About Taiyo Oil

Taiyo Oil Co Ltd (Taiyo Oil) is an oil and gas company that manufactures and markets petroleum based products. The company carries out exploration, development and extraction of oil and natural gas, and other hydrocarbons. It offers Solato oil, lubricating oil, liquefied petroleum gas and naphtha products. Taiyo Oil’s liquefied petroleum gas products include jet fuel, benzene and stiren monomer. The company’s naphtha products comprise fuel oil, xylene and propylene. It also provides processing, and sales of petrochemical-based products. The company operates in Tokyo, Imabari, Yamaguchi, Matsuyama, Osaka, Nagoya, Fukuoka and Hiroshima. Taiyo Oil is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.


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