Refining in Brazil is still difficult

Brazil has a gigantic potential in the oil market, through drilling, growing as the largest crude oil extractor. However, refining production is still very scarce. The crude oil is exported annually and it is refined by twice the price it was sold.

To refine in Brazil it would be necessary for the government to invest in the installation of refineries with advanced technology for its processing, because Brazilian crude oil is mostly very dense.

The refining market is still small, given the great capacity of the country, but needs many investments so that in the future it is not necessary to export crude oil and rather refine it without having to pay double for the service. of continental and abundant oil dimensions, the country needs more refineries.

Among those present in the country are the Abreu e Lima Refinery (PE); Potiguar Clara Shrimp Refinery (RN); Petrochemical complex of Rio de Janeiro (COMPERJ); Landulpho Alves Refinery (Rlam); Lubricants and derivatives refinery of the Northeast (Lubnor); Capuava Refinery (Recap); Duque de Caxias Refinery (REDUC); Alberto Pasqualini Refinery (REFAP); schist Industrialization Unit (SIX); Gabriel Passos Refinery (REGAP); ISAAC Sabbá Refinery (Reman); Presidente Getúlio Vargas Refinery (Repar); Presidente Bernardes Refinery (RPBC); Paulínia Refinery (Replan); Henrique Lage Refinery (REVAP). Of these the main is Replan, located in the municipality of Paulínia, in São Paulo and has the capacity to process 434,000 barrels of oil per day.

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