Petroleos de Venezuela operates the Paraguana coking refinery, which is located in Falcon, Venezuela. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles more than 1,400 refineries worldwide, it is a non integrated coking owned by Petroleos de Venezuela. The refinery started operations in 1949 and has a Nelson Complexity Index (NCI) of 7.1. Buy the profile here.

Key refinery processes

Crude Distillation Unit (mbd): 955
Coking (mbd): 106
Catalytic Cracker (mbd): 170
Reformer (mbd): 57
Hydrotreater (mbd): 48
Alkylation (mbd): 47

The capacity of the Paraguana refinery is expected to remain the same as 955mbd by 2030.

Maintenance activities at Paraguana coking refinery

The Paraguana refinery coking witnessed thirty six incidents during the period 2017-2022.

About Petroleos de Venezuela

Petroleos de Venezuela SA (PDVSA) is a state-owned oil and gas company. It plans, coordinates, supervises, and controls the activities in the entire oil and gas value chain. The company explores for and develops oil and other hydrocarbons; refines, trades, and supplies products in domestic and overseas markets. PDVSA administers refineries, marketing and transportation of crude oil and refined products in various countries. The company markets refined petroleum products under PDV brand in Venezuela and CITGO brand across Eastern and Mid-western regions of the US. PDVSA is headquartered in Caracas, Venezuela.

For more details on the Paraguana coking refinery, buy the profile here.


GlobalData, the leading provider of industry intelligence, provided the underlying research used to produce this article.

This information is drawn from GlobalData’s Oil & Gas Intelligence Center, which provides detailed profiles of 34,000+ oil and gas fields, 400,000+ exploration blocks, 1,100+ LNG terminals, 3,400+ gas processing plants, 5,000+ storage terminals, and 8,000+ pipelines, 1,400+ refineries and 13,000+ petrochemical plants worldwide.