Pertamina’s operations in the refinery sector are supported by six refineries, including the Refinery Unit (RU) II Dumai, RU III Plaju, RU IV Cilacap, RU V Balikpapan, RU VI Balongan, and RU VII Kasim with total installed refinery capacity of 1,031 MBOPD, or approximately 90% of the existing refinery capacity in Indonesia.

The operations of these refineries are as follows:

  1. Operation of Petroleum Refinery, consisting of the Refinery RU II to RU VII, which produces Fuel Oil and non-Fuel Oil and other products.
  2. Petrochemical Refinery Operation, consisting of the Paraxylene Refinery at RU IV Cilacap producing Paraxylene and Benzene and other products, the Polypropylene Refinery in RU III Plaju producing Polytam (Polypropylene Pertamina) and Olefien Conversion Unit in Balongan RU VI producing Propylene.
  3. Operation of the Lube Base Refinery in RU IV Cilacap producing Lube Base HVI-60, HVI-95, HVI-160, HVI650, Paraffinic, Slack Wax, Minarex and Asphalt.

In 2017, consolidated processing realization (total intake) was 0.8% lower as compared to the realization in 2016 of the same period.

Pertamina currently manages projects of massive scale in the refinery Sector. In October 2016, Pertamina formed the Directorate of Refinery and Petrochemicals Mega Projects (MP3). This Directorate focuses on addressing the mega project, which consists of the revitalization program of existing refineries (project Residual Fuel Catalytic Cracking/RFCC Cilacap, Project Blue Sky Cilacap/ PLBC, and Project Refinery Development Master Plan/RDMP at Balikpapan, Cilacap, Dumai and Balongan refineries and the construction of a new refinery (Grass Root Refinery/GRR).

Based on the roadmap of increasing the capacity of Pertamina’s refineries, the fuel production target after the completion of RFCC, PLBC, RDMP and New GRR projects will be 1.3 million bpd by 2025. The realization of this project will mean the liberation of Indonesia from a dependence on fuel imports and also produce significant revenues and contributions to the state in the form of foreign currencies. In addition, the construction of a new oil refinery also has the potential to expand the Indonesian economy through the creation of added value in the downstream sector by integrating refineries with petrochemicals.