List of Major Oil Refineries in Japan

The Oil Refineries listed are the largest and major in Japan and most of the Companies are Japanese-based companies. Japan is one of the major oil importers, imports oil around 5 million barrels per day, and the country’s oil consumption is over 4.3 million barrels per day. Japan imports oil mainly from Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, and Qatar. Japan’s main imports are petroleum and natural gas accounts for around 20% of its total imports.

Oil Well

Fast Fact:

  • Production: 132,700 bbl/d (21,100 m3/d) (2009)
  • Consumption: 4,363,000 bbl/d (693,700 m3/d) (2009)
  • Exports: 380,900 barrels per day (60,560 m3/d) (2008)
  • Imports: 5,033,000 barrels per day (800,200 m3/d) (2008)
  • Net imports: 4,620,000 barrels per day (735,000 m3/d) (2008)
  • Proved reserves: 44,120,000 bbl (7,015,000 m3) (2010)
Refinery NameCompanyCapacity(Barrels and Cubic meters per day)
Sakai RefineryCosmo Oil80,000 bbl/d (13,000 m3/d)
Toyama RefineryNihonkai Oil/(Nippon Oil Corporation NOC60,000 bbl/d (9,500 m3/d)
Kubiki RefineryTeikoku Oil4,410 bbl/d (701 m3/d)
Negishi Yokahama RefineryNippon Oil CorporationNOC340,000 bbl/d (54,000 m3/d)
Kawasaki RefineryTonenGeneral Sekiyu/ExxonMobil335,000 bbl/d (53,300 m3/d)
Mizushima RefineryNippon Oil Corporation NOC250,000 bbl/d (40,000 m3/d)
Chiba RefineryCosmo Oil240,000 bbl/d (38,000 m3/d)
Chiba RefineryIdemitsuIdemitsu Kosan220,000 bbl/d (35,000 m3/d)
Showa Yokkaichi RefineryShowa Yokkaichi/Royal Dutch Shell210,000 bbl/d (33,000 m3/d)
Kashima RefineryKashima Oil Company/Japan Energy210,000 bbl/d (33,000 m3/d)
Mizushima RefineryJapan EnergyJapan Energy205,200 bbl/d (32,620 m3/d)
Sodegaura RefineryFuji Oil Company192,000 bbl/d (30,500 m3/d)
Keihin RefineryToa Oil/Royal Dutch Shell185,000 bbl/d (29,400 m3/d)
Muroran RefineryNippon Oil Corporation NOC180,000 bbl/d (29,000 m3/d)
Yokkaichi RefineryCosmo Oil175,000 bbl/d (27,800 m3/d)
Chiba RefineryKyokuto Petroleum/ExxonMobil175,000 bbl/d (27,800 m3/d)
Wakayama Refinery TonenGeneral Sekiyu/ExxonMobil170,000 bbl/d (27,000 m3/d)
Ohita RefineryKyusyu OilKyusyu Oil160,000 bbl/d (25,000 m3/d)
Aichi RefineryIdemitsu Kosan160,000 bbl/d (25,000 m3/d)
Sakai RefineryTonenGeneral, TonenGeneral Sekiyu/ExxonMobil156,000 bbl/d (24,800 m3/d)
Sendai RefineryNippon Oil CorporationNOC145,000 bbl/d (23,100 m3/d)
Sakaide RefineryCosmo Oil140,000 bbl/d (22,000 m3/d)
Hokkaido RefineryIdemitsu Kosan140,000 bbl/d (22,000 m3/d)
Marifu RefineryNippon Oil CorporationNOC127,000 bbl/d (20,200 m3/d)
Yamaguchi RefinerySeibu Oil/Royal Dutch Shell120,000 bbl/d (19,000 m3/d)
Shikoku RefineryTaiyo OilTaiyo Oil120,000 bbl/d (19,000 m3/d)
Tokuyama RefineryIdemitsu Kosan120,000 bbl/d (19,000 m3/d)
Osaka RefineryNippon Oil CorporationNOC115,000 bbl/d (18,300 m3/d)
Nishihara RefineryNansei sekiyu/Petrobras100,000 bbl/d (16,000 m3/d)

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