Sinopec Yangzi Petrochemical operates the Yangzi refinery, which is located in Jiangsu, China. It is an integrated refinery owned by China Petrochemical. The refinery, which started operations in 1987, has an NCI of 8.22.

Key processes of the refinery

Crude Distillation Unit (mbd): 271
Coking (mbd): 32
Catalytic Cracker (mbd): 56
Hydrocracker (mbd): 52
Reformer (mbd): 30
Hydrotreater (mbd): 138
Alkylation (mbd): 6

The capacity of the refinery is expected to remain the same as 271.1mbd by 2030.

During the period 2021-2025, the Yangzi refinery is expected to witness an estimated capex of $865m.

Maintenance activities at Yangzi refinery

The Yangzi refinery witnessed four incidents during the period 2015-2020.

Upcoming expansion project at Yangzi refinery

Modernization Project

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About Sinopec Yangzi Petrochemical

Sinopec Yangzi Petrochemical Co Ltd (Sinopec) formerly known as Yangzi Petrochemical Co., Ltd., is a petrochemical manufacturer, based in China. The company is involved in refining crude oil, producing and marketing hydrocarbon derivatives. It operates more than 60 sets of large-scale petrochemical units, including 9 million t/a crude oil processing, 650 kt/a ethylene, 1.4 million t/a aromatics, 1.05 million t/a purified terephthalic acid (PTA), 870 kt/a plastics, 300 kt/a ethylene glycol and 210 kt/a butadiene and produces more than 9 million t/a products, covering over 60 varieties in 5 categories, i.e. polyolefin plastics, polyester feedstock, basic organic chemical raw materials, product oil, synthetic rubber. Sinopec also supplies pure benzene, para-xylene, ortho-xylene, PTA, ethylene glycol, butadiene and ethylene oxide in China. The company operates as a subsidiary of China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation.Sinopec is headquartered in Nanjing, Jiangsu, 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.