Amuay Refinery

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Summary Information Ownership: PDVSA Website: Location: Paraguaná Peninsula in the far northwest of Venezuela Capacity: 32 million tons/annum & 635,000 bbl/day Nelson Complexity: Refining Depth: Brief Description A very large and complex refinery, Amuay is part of the Paraguana Refinery Complex Refining Units Atmospheric Distillation Fluid catalytic cracking unit - 104,000 bpd Flexicoker - 62,000 bpd Alkylation Unit, Naftha Hydro-Treater Hydrodesulfurisation Terminal Capacity Crude Oil: Refined Products: Crude Supply Crude is supplied via the Ule Amuay Pipeline Products Produced - Ongoing Projects - Other Information - History

  • 1950 - The Creole Petroleum Corporation opened in the state of Falcon, Amuay refinery with an initial capacity of processing 60,000 b / d.
  • 1994 - Delayed coker built
  • 1997 - The refinery was merged with its neighbours
  • 2012 - A massive explosion killed at least 26 people


  1. Crude Conversion Unit At PDVSA's Amuay Refinery Down For 2 Weeks
  2. Amuay Flexicoquer started after successful maintenance
  3. Foster Wheeler Delayed Cokers
  4. Technip Venezuela References
  5. President Chávez decreed three days of national mourning after explosion in Amuay