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February 21, 2022

La Plata Refinery, Argentina

By Carmen


YPF operates the La Plata refinery, which is located in Buenos Aires, Argentina. It is an integrated refinery owned by YPF. The refinery, which started operations in 1925, has an NCI of 6.48.


Key processes of the refinery

Crude Distillation Unit (mbd): 197
Coking (mbd): 67
Catalytic Cracker (mbd): 74
Reformer (mbd): 12
Hydrotreater (mbd): 30


The capacity of the refinery is expected to remain the same as 197mbd by 2030.

Maintenance activities at La Plata refinery

The La Plata refinery witnessed two incidents during the period 2015-2020.


Upcoming expansion project at La Plata refinery

Gasoline Hydrotreater

About YPF


YPF SA (YPF) is an integrated energy company. Its carries out exploration, development and production of natural gas, crude oil, and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG). It also carries power generation through YPF Energia Electrica. The company also conducts refining of oil and petrochemicals, logistics related to the transportation of oil and gas to refineries and distribution of refined and petrochemical products to different sales channels. It markets and distributes products to oil and gas, transport, petro chemicals, mining, aviation, naval, infrastructure and construction industries. YPF operates in Argentina, the Netherlands, Bolivia, Luxemburg, the UK and the US. YPF is headquartered in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Methodology

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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