Brazil's Petrobras plans base oils unit at Comperj

01 December 2011 21:38  [Source: ICIS news]

JERSEY CITY, NEW JERSEY (ICIS)--Brazil-based energy and chemicals giant Petrobras plans to build a 400,000 cubic metre/year base oils plant at its Comperj project in Rio de Janeiro by 2016, an executive said on Thursday.

“The base oils unit at Comperj will expand Petrobras’ nameplate capacity by almost 50%,” said Carlos Barbosa, special products trading general manager at Petrobras.

Barbosa spoke at the 7th ICIS Pan-American Base Oils & Lubricants Conference in Jersey City, New Jersey, US.

The plant will add 400,000 cubic metres (cbm)/year of paraffinic Group II base oils capacity by 2016, bringing Petrobras’ total capacity to 1.22m cbm, said Barbosa.

The company currently has 750,000 cbm/year of paraffinic Group I base oils capacity, and 70,000 cbm/year of naphthenic base oils capacity, he added.

The 7th ICIS Pan-American Base Oils & Lubricants Conference ends on 2 December.

For more on the Comperj project visit ICIS plants and projects

By: Joseph Chang
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