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July 27, 2022

Trincomalee Refinery, Sri Lanka

By Carmen

Ceylon Petroleum will operate the upcoming Trincomalee refinery, proposed to be built at Eastern Province in Sri Lanka. The non integrated refinery will be owned by Ceylon Petroleum and Indian Oil and is expected to start operations in 2026.

Key processes of the refinery

Crude Distillation Unit (mbd): 100
Vacuum Distillation (mbd): 48
Catalytic Cracker (mbd): 25
Hydrocracker (mbd): 24
Reformer (mbd): 19
Hydrotreater (mbd): 63
Alkylation (mbd): 3
Isomerization (mbd): 6

During the period 2021-2025, the Trincomalee refinery is expected to witness an estimated capex of $2,159.08m.

About Ceylon Petroleum

Ceylon Petroleum Corp (CEYPETCO) is an oil and gas company that supplies petroleum products. The company offers agro products, low sulphur oil, high sulphur oil, and lubricants. Its products include various grades of octane petrol, auto diesel, furnace oil, bitumen, liquid petroleum gas, gasoline, naptha and kerosene. CEYPETCO’s lubricants comprise diesel engine oil, four stroke engine oil, petrol engine oil, gas fuel engine oil, marine engine oil, gear oil, and others. The company operates a BPD refinery. The compnay markets its products through its fuel stations. The company has presence in Nugegoda, Kolonnawa, Kandy, Anuradhapura, and Kurunegala. CEYPETCO is headquartered in Colombo, Western, Sri Lanka.


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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