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February 21, 2022updated 26 Jul 2022 7:31am

Norco Refinery, US

By Carmen


Shell operates the NORCO refinery, which is located in Louisiana, the US. It is an integrated refinery owned by Shell . The refinery, which started operations in 1920, has an NCI of 8.9.


Key processes of the refinery

Crude Distillation Unit (mbd): 250
Vacuum Distillation (mbd): 91
Coking (mbd): 29
Catalytic Cracker (mbd): 119
Hydrocracker (mbd): 44
Reformer (mbd): 40
Hydrotreater (mbd): 186
Alkylation (mbd): 17


The capacity of the refinery is expected to remain the same as 250mbd by 2030.

Maintenance activities at NORCO refinery

The NORCO refinery witnessed thirty four incidents during the period 2015-2020.


About Shell


Shell plc (Shell ), formerly Royal Dutch Shell plc , is an integrated oil and gas company. The company explores for and produces oil and gas from conventional fields and sources such as tight rock, shale and coal formations. It operates refining and petrochemical complexes across the world. Shell ’s product offerings include lubricants, bitumen and liquefied petroleum gas; and petrochemical products such as raw materials for plastics, coatings and detergents. The company is a major producer of biofuel in Brazil. It also has interests in various liquefied natural gas (LNG) and gas to liquids (GTL) projects. The company markets its products directly and indirectly through distributors in Europe, Asia, Oceania, Africa, North America and South America. Shell is headquartered in London, the UK.

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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