The Refinery at a Glance

  • Royal Dutch Shell sold the refinery, established in 1918, to the GoC in 1985
  • Total crude processing capacity of 320,000 bbls/day; typical secondary processing capacity of 215,000 bbls/day
  • 10 private jetties, able to accept tankers up to 500,000 bbls with max. 80,000 DWT
  • FCC unit with alkylation, two thermal cracking units and a semi-regenerative reformer
    • Three crude blocks:
    • CD-2A: heavy crudes/fuels
    • CD-2B: very heavy crude, naphthenic lubes/asphalt
    • CD-3: light/medium crude, fuels and Group I base oils
    • CD-3 in fuels mode can process up to 208,000 bbls/day
  • IMO 2020: light and medium sweet crude on CD-3 could produce 0.5% and lower sulfur bunkers
  • Possibility to create import of high-sulfur VGO that could be processed in the 27,000 bbls/day VGO hydrotreater (MHC) to exploit the anticipated widening of low-sulfur vs. high-sulfur VGO market price differentials