Gualberto Villarroel Cochabamba Refinery

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Summary Information

Brief Description

  • The Gualberto Villarroel Refinery is the largest oil processing capacity in the country, but by international standards, it is small and low complexity

Refining Units

  • Atmospheric Distillation
  • Vacuum distillation
  • Catalytic Reformer
  • Lubricants unit

Terminal Capacity

  • Crude Oil:
  • Refined Products:

Crude Supply


Products Produced

  • Gasoline, diesel, fuel oil, lubricants



Other Information



  • 1999 - Petrobras acquired the refinery
  • 2007 - The Bolivian government nationalised the refinery along with Guillermo Elder Bell Santa Cruz Refinery


  1. Refinery webpage
  2. Bolivia accepts Petrobras’ proposal for refinery sale
  3. Petrobras finalizes the transfer of refineries to YPFB