GS Caltex

GS Caltex is a South Korean oil refiner. The company changed its name from LG-Caltex Oil Corporation to GS Caltex Corporation on January 27, 2006. It is jointly owned by Chevron and GS Group.

GS Caltex
TypePrivate. Joint venture
IndustryOil refiner
HeadquartersSeoul, South Korea
Area served
ProductsPetroleum products
RevenueIncreaseUS$50.26 billion (2014)
ParentGS Group
Chevron Corporation
Korean name
Revised RomanizationGS Kaltaekseu
McCune–ReischauerGS Kaltaeksǔ
Revised RomanizationHonam Jeongyu
McCune–ReischauerHonam Chongyu
GS Caltex gas station in Seoul
GS Caltex gas station in Changwon

GS Caltex was founded in May 1967 as the first private oil company in Korea.[citation needed] GS Caltex provides more than one-third of Korea's oil needs and exports over 50% of its products.

Production BaseEdit

  • Refining Facilities : GS Caltex has crude oil refining facilities with a capacity of 775,000 barrels per day (123,200 m3/d).
  • Kero-Diesel Hydrodesulfurization Facilities : GS Caltex desulfurizes 272,000 barrels (43,200 m3) of kerosene and diesel each day.

Business DomainEdit

  • Petroleum : GS Caltex has a daily production capacity of 775,000 barrels (123,200 m3) per stream day and more than 50% of total output is exported.
  • Petrochemicals : GS Caltex constructed a polypropylene plant in 1988. That was followed by expansion into the aromatics business in 1990. Currently, GS Caltex manufactures basic petrochemicals.
  • Base Oil & Lubricants : In November 2007, GS Caltex began base oil production with a capacity of 16,000 barrels (2,500 m3) per stream day. As of 2011, its production capacity reached 26,000 barrels (4,100 m3) per stream day; GS Caltex exports more than 70% of its total base oil production. GS Caltex produces 9,000 barrels (1,400 m3) of lubricants per day and 8,000 million tonne per year of grease products.

See alsoEdit


External linksEdit