Petrobras' REPAR facility due delayed coker

By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, Sept. 29 -- Petróleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) has selected ConocoPhillips's ThruPlus delayed coking technology for a grassroots 31,450 b/d delayed coking unit at its 196,000 b/d Pres. Getúlio Vargas Refinery (REPAR) in Araucaria, Paraná, Brazil. The terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

Projected start-up of the unit is slated for 2009.

REPAR supplies about 12% of Brazil's petroleum byproducts, selling 85% of its output in the states of Paraná, Santa Catarina, and Mato Grosso do Sul and southern of São Paulo.

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