Paulinia Refinery inaugurated last unit of the modernization project

abarrelfullabarrelfull wrote on 11 Aug 2014 11:06
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The Paulinia Refinery (Replan) inaugurated the last unit that was needed to complete its project to expand and modernize. The startup of Waste Gas Treatment Unit marks the completion of one of the largest and most complex programs of modernization among our refineries with an investment of over $ 5 billion.

The new equipment, in addition to its environmental importance in producing even cleaner products, due top improved efficiency in the recovery of sulfur generated in the production process, have also enabled increased production of diesel and gasoline, due to the optimization and integration with other units of the refinery.

Inaugurated on May 12, 1972, Replan has Petrobras's largest oil processing capacity, equivalent to 415 000 barrels / day. Its production accounts for 20% of all oil refining in Brazil, processes approximately 80% domestic oil, mostly from the Campos Basin.

The main products originated from Replan are diesel, gasoline, liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), fuel oils, aviation kerosene (jet fuel), asphalt and naphtha, among others. The refinery primarily serves the interior of São Paulo, Minas Gerais and but also states in the Midwest and North.

Located in Paulínea, 118 km from the state capital, its location facilitates the flow of production, access to main roads for road, rail and air terminals in the state of São Paulo.


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