Petrobras announced in a statement that the Paulínia Refinery (Replan) reached a new pre-salt oil processing record in November. The unit reached the mark of 1,356,851 m³, equivalent to 74% of the total oil processed in the month.
Among the pre-salt oils processed in November at the refinery, the oils Buzios, Sapinhoá, Tupi and Atapu stood out. According to the state, the production of oil from the pre-salt layer has increased considerably in recent years and contributed to the lower processing of imported light oils, because pre-salt oils are lighter than oils from the post-salt fields.
Remembering that Replan had already broken a record in October this year, when it recorded 1,316,876 m³ of processed pre-salt oils, which represented 68% of the load. The unit has the capacity to process 69 million liters of oil per day. The main derivatives produced are diesel, gasoline, aviation kerosene (QAV), liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), fuel oils, asphalt, cocing and propane.