Nishihara Refinery

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Summary Information Ownership: Nansei Sekiyu, (Petrobras) Website: List of Petrobras Refineries Location: Okinawa, Japan Capacity: 5.0 million tons/annum & 100,000 bbl/day Nelson Complexity: Refining Depth: Brief Description A small to medium sized low complexity refinery Refining Units Atmospheric Distillation Catalytic Reformer - 13,500 Catalytic Hydrotreating Naphtha - 25,000 Diesel - 19,000 Terminal Capacity Crude Oil: Refined Products: 9.6 million barrels Crude Supply The refinery uses light crude oil, bought on the spot market Products Produced gasoline, aviation fuels, kerosene, and low sulphur fuel oil LSFO is exported to China Ongoing Projects See Nishihara Refinery Upgrade Project Petrobras plans to upgrade the refinery in order to be able to process heavy Brazilian crudes, but the project has been on hold. The refinery will also need to upgrade in order to meet new regualtions. Other Information The refinery is running below capacity, because of its low complexity and lack of local demand History 2008 - Petrobras purchased the refinery from ExxonMobil for 5.5 billion yen 2011 - Petrobras announced it was looking to sell all or part of the refinery Relevant Links Refinery Website Completion of Nansei Sekiyu Stock Transfer Brazil's Petrobras weighs Japan refinery upgrade Petrobras may sell whole Japan refinery, not just stake Petrobras signs purchase agreement of Japanese refinery