Pointe-à-Pierre Refinery

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Summary Information

  • Ownership: Petrotrin
  • Website: http://www.petrotrin.com/
  • Location: West coast of Trinidad
  • Capacity: 8.75 million tons/annum & 175,000 bbl/day
  • Nelson Complexity:
  • Refining Depth:

Brief Description

  • A medium sized refinery of medium complexity

Refining Units

  • Atmospheric Distillation
  • Vacuum crude distillation,
  • visbreaking,
  • naphtha catalytic reforming,
  • catalytic cracking,
  • hydrotreating,
  • alkylation
  • MTBE synthesis

Terminal Capacity

  • Crude Oil:
  • Refined Products:

Crude Supply

  • Some of the crude is supplied from domestic production, mostly from Petrotrin's own fields

Products Produced

  • LPG, Gasoline, Dieseli Jet Fuel, Fuel Oil


  • For details see Pointe A Pierre Refinery Project
  • Petrotrin finished a gasoline optimisation project in 2010
  • The company has signed an agreement (November 2009) with Samsung Engineering to build an ULSD plant.

Other Information



  • 1917 - the first distillation unit at Pointe-a-Pierre
  • 1985 - Texaco sold the Pointe-a-Pierre Refinery along with other assets to the Government
  • 2013 - Alkylation unit commissioned


  1. Dupont Refinery Project References
  2. Tecna Oil And Gas Processing References
  3. Evolution Chart of Petrotrin
  4. Trinidad oil fields running low - Petrotrin deputised to find new supplies