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Barrancabermeja Refinery Modernization Suspended

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Early Works
Current Stage: Awaiting construction decision
Start: 05/2015
Completion: 12/2020
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Project Details


The Barrancabermeja refinery modernization project is aimed at improving output quality, while also allowing the refinery to process more heavy crude. The plant suuplies 80% of the country's fuel, the modernization will allow the refinery to meet 100% of the needs of the domestic market. Located in Santander department, Barrancabermeja is Colombia's main refinery with an installed processing capacity of 250,000b/d. The project has been suspended since January 2016.

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Key Specs

Full Name
Barrancabermeja Refinery Modernization
Project Type
Downstream, Refineries
Development Phase
Awaiting construction decision
Project Status
Project Capacity
300,000  b/d (barrels per day)  Refineries
US$ 3.39bn

The Barrancabermeja refinery is located in Barrancabermeja, 209km northeast of Medellín, 177km southwest of Cúcuta, and 86km west of Bucaramanga, in Colombia.

* The map coordinates represent the approximate latitude and longitude, and not the exact location of the project.

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General Manager, Barrancabermeja refinery
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