Cressier Refinery

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Summary Information

Refining Units

  • An atmospheric distillation unit;
  • a vacuum distillation unit;
  • an isomerization unit;
  • a catalytic reforming unit;
  • a desulfurization unit for naphtha, kerosene and gasoil;
  • a thermal cracking unit;
  • a visbreaking unit
  • a bitumen plant.

Terminal Capacity

  • Crude Oil:
  • Refined Products:

Crude Supply

  • The refinery's crude oil supply arrives via The South European Pipeline from the marine shipping terminal in Fos-sur-Mer in the south of France.

Products Produced

  • Gasoline, diesel, blended diesel and jet fuel

Ongoing Projects

  • The refinery is being converted to use natural gas as its energy source

Other Information

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  • 2000 - Petroplus bought the refinery from Shell
  • 2004 - Air Products and Technip win hydrogen project
  • 2011 - Refinery temporarily closed due to Petroplus liquidity problems
  • 2012 - Vitol & Atlas Invest acquire the refinery
  • 2015 - Investment announced to convert refinery to use natural gas

Relevant Links

  1. Refinery Webpage
  2. Refinery Flow Diagram
  3. Contract award with Air Products for a hydrogen facility for Petroplus in Switzerland
  4. Petroplus Provides Update Regarding Its Revolving Credit Facility and Operations of the Petit Couronne, Antwerp and Cressier Refineries
  5. Vitol and AtlasInvest enter into a definitive agreement with Petroplus for the purchase of the Cressier Refinery
  6. The Vitol Group Confirms Safe Restart Of Refinery Operations In Cressier, Switzerland
  7. Roger Brown starts as CEO of Varo Energy – Group announces CHF 50 million investment in Cressier Refinery

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