Abreu e Lima Refinery RNEST

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Summary Information

Brief Description

  • Brazil's newest refinery, it is medium sized, high complexity with a very high diesel yield

Refining Units

  • Atmospheric Crude Distillation Unit
  • Vacuum Distillation Unit
  • Delayed Coker
  • Hydrogen Units - 2*125,000 Nm3/h
  • Diesel Hydrotreaters - 2*83,000 BPSD

Terminal Capacity

  • Crude Oil:
  • Refined Products:

Crude Supply

  • 50% of the crude will be Marlim Crude Oil from Brazil and 50% from Carabobo Crude Oil from Venezuela
  • Crude will be 16 API

Products Produced

  • Some 65% of the processed volume will be diesel fuel, the oil derivative that is used the most in Brazil. Cooking gas (LPG), petrochemical naphtha, and coke – solid fuel used in the steel, cement, thermal, and aluminum industries -, will also be produced
  • Products produced will be Euro V compliant


Other Information



  • 2005 - Petrobras executive board approve the project
  • 2009 - Construction contracts signed
  • 2014 - Commissioning started for the first train


  1. Refnery webpage
  2. Abreu e Lima Refinery initiates Atmospheric Distillation Unit start-up procedure
  3. Petrobras starts binding phase of refineries