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September 30, 2021updated 01 Oct 2021 2:10pm

Rio de Janeiro II Refinery, Brazil

By Carmen

Petroleo Brasileiro operates the Rio de Janeiro II refinery, which is located in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It is an integrated refinery owned by Petroleo Brasileiro. The refinery, which started operations in 1961, has an NCI of 15.



Key processes of the refinery

Crude Distillation Unit (mbd): 239
Vacuum Distillation (mbd): 143
Coking (mbd): 31
Catalytic Cracker (mbd): 57
Reformer (mbd): 9
Hydrotreater (mbd): 154



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The capacity of the refinery is expected to remain the same as 239mbd by 2030.

During the period 2021-2025, the Rio de Janeiro II refinery is expected to witness an estimated capex of $26.76m.

Maintenance activities at Rio de Janeiro II refinery

The Rio de Janeiro II refinery witnessed four incidents during the period 2015-2020.



Upcoming expansion project at Rio de Janeiro II refinery

Diesel Hydrotreater

About Petroleo Brasileiro


Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) is an integrated company specializing in the oil, natural gas and energy industry. 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.


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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