Bataan refinery expansion details Petron Co-operation initiated the RMP-2 project to meet the growing energy needs of the Philippines in 2011. It included increasing the capacity to process a wider range of crudes at the refinery for the manufacture of new products, which are marketed in both domestic and foreign markets.
Late last year, your company started the commissioning of the most ambitious and complex project in its history–the US$2-billion Refinery Master Plan phase 2 (RMP-2). Commercial operation is expected soon. Consisting of 19 additional process units, this mega-project was finished on time and is a testament to the professionalism and expertise of the Petron organization.
RMP-2 transforms Bataan Refinery (BR) into one of the most advanced facilities in the region in terms of processing and energy efficiency, operational availability, and complexity. Further, it allows BR to nearly fully utilize its 180,000-barrelsper-day capacity by converting all negative margin fuel oil into high-margin products such as gasoline, diesel, and petrochemicals.