Larrea Castro Gabriela
Miranda Cusme Carolina
Ramírez Atiencia Rosa
Villalta Troya Erika Class: 6th B.
Teacher: MSc Max Galarza.
Actually, Ecuador’s government
is running a 20 year term
project that involves the change
of the productive matrix of the
3. Change of the productive matrix of
This strategic shift would depend on the incentives that the
state could give to five industries considered strategic.
Refineries, steel, petrochemicals (fertilizer), copper and
shipbuilding, are the industries that will enable the change in
the Ecuadorian production matrix
4. A 20-year plan
The first strategy is the selective substitution of imports
and the acquisition of applied technology via transfers from
This will be done in order to transform our primary
agricultural export model through the introduction of new
petrochemicals, shipbuilding, steel and metallurgy).
5. What is a refinery?
A refinery is a production
facility composed of a group
of chemical engineering unit
processes and unit
operations refining certain
materials or converting raw
material into products of
6. Types of refineries
Petroleum oil refinery
Natural gas processing plant
7. Refineries in Ecuador
the country is
producing 530 000 barrels per
day on average. Of them,
about 160 000 barrels refined
in Esmeraldas, Shushufindi
remaining 370 000 barrels
would be as a balance to the
refinery of the Pacific.
8. Refineries in Ecuador
Location: the province of
northwest of Ecuador
Capacity: 5.5 million
tons/annum & 110,000
9. Refineries in Ecuador
1977 - The refinery began
operations with a capacity of
55 600 barrels per day
1987 - An expansion project
increased capacity to 90,000
barrels per day.
1997 - The refinery expanded
its facilities to process 110 000
barrels per day.
10. Refineries in Ecuador
Gasoline, diesel, kerosene,
liquefied petroleum gas LPG),
jet fuel, fuel oil No. 4, No. 6
fuel oil, asphalt 80/100 and
RC-2, as well as butane,
propane and solid sulfur.
Ecuador planned to invest
$700 million to renovate and
modernize the Esmeraldas
refinery by 2013
11. Refineries in Ecuador
Ecuador has been in talks with China's biggest oil producer for a
year about funding the 300,000 barrel per day Pacific
project, which aims to start output in 2017 and is a joint venture
between Ecuador and Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA
(Petróleos de Venezuela S.A.).
12. Refineries in Ecuador
project began in 2008.
Petroecuador owns 51% of
its shares, the remaining
49% of which is owned by
With regard to the cost of
the project, the shares
provide 30% and external
financing provides the
14. GOOD MORNING I AM STUDENT OF THE UNIVERSIDAD CATOLICA DE SANTIAGO
DE GUAYAQUIL, AND I’M IN THE HALF OF INTERNATIONAL TRADE AD FINANCE
THE REASON FOR THE INTERVIEW IS TO KNOW A LITTLE MORE ABOUT
REFINERIES THAT ARE IN OUR COUNTRY AND TURN THE NEW PROJECT THAT
THE GOVERNMENT IS HOLDING, PACIFIC REFINERY. WHICH WOULD BE TAKING
INTO ACCOUNT ITS ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES.
1) Taking the potential reference of large-scale oil production recorded throughout
history in Ecuador, how you determine the importance of this resource for the
Oil is considered by some as the blessing of the people and by others as his curse, for not
having made good use of this non- renewable natural resource. At present, it is very easy to
find an application that uses oil or one of its derivatives, find fuel for many transport and
also as beauty product like asphalt to pave streets and roads that allows road development to
throughout the country. is a vital resource that reflected million in our trade balance as one
of our most outstanding products that Ecuador has had throughout history.
2) What do you think is the purpose of having refineries with Ecuadorian oil
Based on the experience I have in working with some refineries I can say that all have a
single purpose such as primary caretaker industrialization of hydrocarbons in Ecuadorian
territory, in order to meet domestic demand for fuel in the country, preserving the ecological
balance through the prevention and control of environmental pollution is Petroindustral .
Oil exploitation has caused serious ecological damage, especially in the Amazon.
15. 3) How many refineries are there nationwide?
There are 3 refineries. Esmeraldas, Libertad and Shushufindi .
And the Pacific Refinery will be the 4th.
4) What benefit s do you expect of the Pacific Refinery ?
The Eloy Alfaro Pacific Refinery is one of the flagship projects within the plan of
energy sovereignty, to be ready by 2017, as announced by the President of the
Republic , Rafael Correa. The project represents a change in the country's
productive matrix generator and other economy, goods and services. Keep in mind
that this exploitation to nature reserves also has disadvantages like environmental
damage caused by the oil industry.
The first refinery and petrochemical complex Ecuador, located in Aromo, Manta
canton, in the province of Manabí, will represent an investment of about 12,000
million. The refinery Pacific is a work that will generate thousands of jobs and
5) What products do you think will be obtained from the Pacific Refinery?
Some products derived from this input as gasoline and high-octane out, diesel,
gasoline, oils, alcohols, also to produce paintings and flavoring and plastic are
some of the products obtained from the refining and currently imported. This
work will avoid leaving around million annually for fuel imports, which is a big
plus for our country because it will allow us to save money and implement it in
other projects for improvement.
16. Recruitment of Petroecuador