CITGO Petroleum operates the Lake Charles II coking refinery, which is located in Louisiana, the US. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles more than 1,400 refineries worldwide, it is an integrated coking owned by Petroleos de Venezuela. The refinery started operations in 1944 and has a Nelson Complexity Index (NCI) of 11.6. Buy the profile here.

Key refinery processes

Crude Distillation Unit (mbd): 425
Vacuum Distillation (mbd): 230
Coking (mbd): 110
Catalytic Cracker (mbd): 151
Hydrocracker (mbd): 51
Reformer (mbd): 118
Hydrotreater (mbd): 411
Alkylation (mbd): 28
Isomerization (mbd): 28

The capacity of the Lake Charles II refinery is expected to remain the same as 425mbd by 2030.

Maintenance activities at Lake Charles II coking refinery

The Lake Charles II refinery coking witnessed eight incidents during the period 2017-2022.

About CITGO Petroleum

CITGO Petroleum Corp (CITGO) refines, transports, and markets transportation fuels, lubricants, petrochemicals, solvents, and other petroleum-based industrial products. The company owns and operates crude oil refineries in Lemont, Illinois; Corpus Christi, Texas; and Lake Charles, Louisiana. It also has a network of petroleum product terminals and pipelines. Its terminal stores distribute petroleum products such as diesel, gasoline, heating oil, and jet fuel across major regions of the US. CITGO markets petroleum products to customers and businesses through its network of independent distributors. The company is owned by CITGO Holding Inc, which is an indirect subsidiary of Petroleos de Venezuela SA (PDVSA). CITGO is headquartered in Houston, Texas, the US.

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