Coryton Refinery

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Summary Information

Refining Units

  • atmospheric distillation
  • vacuum distillation
  • fluid catalytic cracking
  • Catalytic reformer
  • Hydro desulphurisation units
  • Gas recovery unit
  • Isomerisation unit
  • Alkylation unit
  • Lube base oil production units

Terminal Capacity

  • Crude Oil:
  • Refined Products:

Crude Supply

  • The refinery's crude oil supply arrives via the five operational jetties

Products Produced

  • Petrol
  • Diesel
  • Kerosene & jet fuels
  • Fuel oil
  • Lubes & specialities
  • Bitumen
  • LPG

Ongoing Projects

  • * The refinery has been closed down and converted into a terminal

Other Information

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  • 1953 - Refinery commissioned by the Vaccuum Oil Company, a subsidiary of Mobil
  • 1996 - Operations transfered to BP
  • 2000 - Exxon sells its share to BP
  • 2003 - Gasoline Desulphurisation unit commissioned
  • 2007 - Acquired from BP by Petroplus
  • 2012 - PWC announes that it failed to find a buyer for Petroplus's Coryton Refinery
  • 2012 - Royal Vopak, Greenergy and Shell UK acquire the site for conversion to a terminal

Relevant Links

  1. Refinery Webpage
  2. Refinery Flow Diagram
  3. Information from UKPIA
  4. Foster Wheeler Wins Clean Fuels Project For BP's Coryton Refinery, UK
  5. Petroplus to Acquire British Petroleum PLC’s Coryton Refinery
  6. Petroplus Completes Purchase of Coryton Refinery
  7. BP Clean Fuels Project
  8. PWC Fails to find a buyer for Petroplus's Coryton Refinery
  9. Sale of the majority of the assets at the Coryton site to a joint venture, consisting of Royal Vopak, Greenergy and Shell UK

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