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October 27, 2021updated 26 Jul 2022 7:32am

Shanghai I Refinery, China

By Carmen

Sinopec Shanghai Petrochemical operates the Shanghai I refinery, which is located in Shanghai, China. It is an integrated refinery owned by China Petrochemical. The refinery, which started operations in 1972, has an NCI of 10.2.

Key processes of the refinery

Crude Distillation Unit (mbd): 280
Condensate Splitter (mbd): 65
Coking (mbd): 44
Catalytic Cracker (mbd): 110
Hydrocracker (mbd): 60
Reformer (mbd): 15
Hydrotreater (mbd): 238
Alkylation (mbd): 10

The capacity of the refinery is expected to remain the same as 345mbd by 2030.

During the period 2021-2025, the Shanghai I refinery is expected to witness an estimated capex of $110.4m.

Maintenance activities at Shanghai I refinery

The Shanghai I refinery witnessed three incidents during the period 2015-2020.

About Sinopec Shanghai Petrochemical

Sinopec Shanghai Petrochemical Co Ltd (SPC), a subsidiary of China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation (Sinopec Corp), is an integrated refining and petrochemical company. It processes crude oil into synthetic fibers, resins and plastics, intermediate petrochemical products and petroleum products. The company’s portfolio of products includes synthetic fibers, jet fuel, resins and plastics, diesel ethylene, heavy oil, gasoline, polyester chips, ethylene glycol and butadiene. Its products find application in textile, apparel, rubber, automobile, housewares, consumer electronics, chemicals, pharmaceutical and auxiliary industries. The company also carries out other activities such as investment property leasing and other commercial activities. SPC is headquartered in Shanghai, China.


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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