Lukoil Oil operates the Melili cracking refinery, which is located in Sicily, Italy. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles more than 1,400 refineries worldwide, it is an integrated cracking owned by Lukoil Oil. The refinery started operations in 2006 and has a Nelson Complexity Index (NCI) of 10.6. Buy the profile here.

Key refinery processes

Crude Distillation Unit (mbd): 281
Vacuum Distillation (mbd): 121
Catalytic Cracker (mbd): 38
Hydrocracker (mbd): 90
Reformer (mbd): 41
Hydrotreater (mbd): 227
Alkylation (mbd): 5
Isomerization (mbd): 18

The capacity of the Melili refinery is expected to remain the same as 281.2mbd by 2030.

During the period 2021-2025, the Melili refinery cracking is expected to witness an estimated $64m of capex.

Maintenance activities at Melili cracking refinery

The Melili refinery cracking witnessed three incidents during the period 2017-2022.

Upcoming expansion project at Melili cracking refinery

Diesel Hydrotreater

About Lukoil Oil

Lukoil Oil Co (Lukoil) is an oil and gas company, which carries out exploration and production of crude oil and natural gas. Lukoil has interest in properties across Russia, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, the Middle East, South America, Northern and Western Africa and South-East Asia. The company also carries out refining and transport operations, marketing and trading of crude oil, natural gas and refined products. It operates a network of refineries in Russia, Bulgaria, Romania and Italy. The company also has interest in the Zeeland refinery in the Netherlands. Lukoil also plays a major role in petrochemical sector through plants in Russia, Bulgaria and Italy. Lukoil also undertakes power generation through companies in Bulgaria, Russia and Romania. The company markets its products through direct retail and export operations. Lukoil is headquartered in Moscow, Russia.

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