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US leads globally with highest operational refinery FCCU capacity

The US led fluid catalytic cracking unit capacity (FCCU) in 2020, with other key countries including China, India, Japan, and Russia.

GlobalData’s latest report, ‘Global Refinery Fluid Catalytic Cracking Units (FCCU) Outlook to 2025 – Capacity and Capital Expenditure Outlook with Details of All Operating and Planned Fluid Catalytic Cracking Units’, says that the global refinery FCCU capacity increased from 14,223 thousand barrels per day (mbd) in 2015 to 14,259mbd in 2020 at an average annual growth rate (AAGR) of 0.1%. 

It is expected to increase from 14,259mbd in 2020 to 15,613mbd in 2025, at an AAGR of 1.8%.

The US, China, India, Japan, and Russia are the major countries in the field, accounting for 65.8% of the total global FCCU capacity in 2020.

The US had the highest refinery FCCU capacity globally in 2020, with 5,537mbd. Other key countries in terms of refinery FCCU capacity were China, India, Japan, and Russia, with 1,725mbd, 938mbd, 647mbd, and 539mbd respectively. China witnessed the highest capacity growth during 2015-2020, with an AAGR of 3.7%, followed by India and Russia with 1.9% and 0.9% respectively.

Globally, 59 countries have active refineries with FCC units and total refinery FCCU capacity was 14,259mbd in 2020. Baton Rouge (US), Baytown (US), Jamnagar I (India), Jamnagar II (India), and Texas City III (US) are the largest refineries in the world in terms of refinery FCCU capacity in 2020.

Lagos I (Nigeria), Yulong (China), Dos Bocas (Mexico), Gulei (China), and Tuban II (Indonesia) are some of the largest upcoming refineries with FCC units in the world, during the outlook period 2021-2025.

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