Petroleo Brasileiro operates the Recife coking refinery, which is located in Pernambuco, Brazil. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles more than 1,400 refineries worldwide, it is a non integrated coking owned by Petroleo Brasileiro. The refinery started operations in 2014 and has a Nelson Complexity Index (NCI) of 10.7. Buy the profile here.

Key refinery processes

Crude Distillation Unit (mbd): 115
Coking (mbd): 75
Hydrotreater (mbd): 101

The capacity of the Recife refinery is expected to increase to 260mbd by 2030.

During the period 2021-2025, the Recife refinery coking is expected to witness an estimated $350m of capex.

Maintenance activities at Recife coking refinery

The Recife refinery coking witnessed three incidents during the period 2017-2022.

Upcoming expansion project at Recife coking refinery


About Petroleo Brasileiro

Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) is an integrated oil & gas company. Its major businesses include exploration and production, refining, marketing, trade and transportation of oil and gas. The company also conducts biofuel, natural gas, petrochemical, electricity and chemical businesses, and oil product distribution. It is a major crude oil producer and refiner in Brazil and the South American continent. It also participates in the domestic power market through investments in thermoelectric power plants and renewable energy. Through its subsidiaries and affiliates, Petrobras markets its products in North America, South America, Africa and Asia. Petrobras is headquartered in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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