GS Caltex operates the Yeosu cracking refinery, which is located in Jeollanam-do, South Korea. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles more than 1,400 refineries worldwide, it is an integrated cracking owned by Chevron and GS Energy. The refinery started operations in 1969 and has a Nelson Complexity Index (NCI) of 6.88. Buy the profile here.

Key refinery processes

Crude Distillation Unit (mbd): 800
Vacuum Distillation (mbd): 150
Catalytic Cracker (mbd): 154
Hydrocracker (mbd): 128
Reformer (mbd): 30
Hydrotreater (mbd): 326
Alkylation (mbd): 12

The capacity of the Yeosu refinery is expected to remain the same as 800mbd by 2030.

Maintenance activities at Yeosu cracking refinery

The Yeosu refinery cracking witnessed five incidents during the period 2017-2022.

About GS Caltex

GS Caltex Corp (GS Caltex), a subsidiary of GS Energy Corp, is a downstream company that offers petroleum and petrochemical products, base oil, and lubricants. The company’s portfolio of products includes jet fuel, marine fuel oils, homo polypropylene, impact polypropylene, paraxylene, random polypropylene, benzene, toluene, and solvents. It also offers shipping and international trading services through its subsidiaries. GS Caltex operates refinery complexes, service stations, and R&D capabilities in South Korea. It serves primarily the manufacturing, chemical, and automobile markets. The company has an operational presence in China, Singapore, India, the Czech Republic, and Mexico. GS Caltex is headquartered in Seoul, South Korea.

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