A Review of the Nigerian Energy Industry

India leads globally with most planned FCC unit capacity additions

22 March 2018, Sweetcrude, Lagos — Analysis of planned Fluid Catalytic Cracking (FCC) unit capacity of refineries shows that the Ratnagiri refinery in India has the highest planned FCC capacity globally, with 312.0 thousand barrels per day (mbd) during 2018 to 2022. China and Nigeria follow with 304.0 mbd and 247.0 mbd, respectively, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.

The Ratnagiri refinery in India has the highest planned FCC capacity globally, with 312.0 thousand barrels per day (mbd) during 2018 to 2022. The refinery is expected to start operations in 2022 with a total capex of $40.0bn. Indian Oil Corporation Ltd is the operator of the refinery.

The Dayushan Island refinery in China has the second highest planned FCC capacity with 304.0 mbd. The refinery is expected to start operations in 2018 with a total capex of $15.0bn. Zhejiang Petrochemical Co Ltd is the operator for the refinery.

The Lagos I refinery in Nigeria has the third highest planned FCC capacity in 2022, with a capacity of 247.0 mbd. The refinery is expected to start operations in 2019. Dangote Group is the operator for Lagos I refinery.

Pulau Muara Besar has the fourth highest planned FCC capacity with 171.6 mbd. The refinery is located in Brunei and is expected to start operations in 2019. Hengyi Industries Sdn Bhd is the operator. Pulau Muara Besar has a total capex of $3.4bn.

The Jizan refinery in Saudi Arabia has the fifth highest FCC capacity with 156 mbd. The refinery is expected to start operations in 2018 with a total capex of $7.0bn. Saudi Arabian Oil Co is the operator.

Dalian III and Manila refineries are jointly in sixth for planned FCC capacity in 2022, each with a capacity 152 mbd. The refineries are expected to start operations in 2019 and 2020 respectively. Hengli Petrochemical (Dalian) Co., Ltd. is the operator for Dalian III refinery, while China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation is the operator for Manila refinery.

The remaining refineries with planned FCC capacities are Pengerang in Malaysia, Palu in Indonesia and Panjin II in China. These have capacities of 140 mbd, 117 mbd and 117 mbd respectively.

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