Fort De France Refinery (SARA)

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Summary Information

  • Ownership: SARA (Société Anonyme de la Raffinerie des Antilles) Total 50%, Rubis 24%, ExxonMobil 14.5%, and Chevron 11.5%
  • Website: (French)
  • Location: Fort De France
  • Capacity: million tons/annum & 16.000 bbl/day
  • Nelson Complexity:

Refining Units

  • CDU: 16,000 bbl/day
  • Distillate Hydrotreating: 8;000 bbl/day
  • Catalytic Cracking: 3,000 bbl/day
  • Diesel Desulphurisation

Terminal Capacity

  • Crude Oil:
  • Refined Products:

Crude Supply

  • Crude approved in SARA can both come from the North Sea (Flotta, Ekofisk, Oseberg, …) and that of Venezuela (Santa Barbara).

Products Produced

  • LPG, Gasoline, Diesel, Jet Fuel & Fuel Oil

Ongoing Projects

Other Information

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  • 1969: Creation of the Anonymous Society of Caribbean Refinery
  • 1970: Start of deposit Jarry (Guadeloupe)
  • 1971 : Start of the refinery (Martinique)
  • Many investments have subsequently accompanied the development of society, including:
  • 1982 : Commissioning of deposit Degrad des Cannes (Cayenne, Guyana)
  • 1991: Construction of the pipeline carrying fuel from the refinery and the airport Lamentin (Martinique)
  • 1994: Extension of Filing of Jarry and construction of the pipeline carrying fuel between the deposit and Jarry Airport Raizet (Guadeloupe)
  • 1995: Expansion of the refinery. Commissioning of: the new unit for hydrodesulphurisation of diesel fuels.
  • Sulferox the unit of recovery of sulfur in fuel gas
  • the new Control Room Blast-proof and Digital System Centralized Control (SSAC) of manufacturing units
  • the new unit of Wastewater Treatment
  • 1996 : Commissioning of:
    • Blast-resistant new Laboratory
    • Gas Turbine electricity generation
  • 2000 : Commissioning of the new deposit Kourou (Guyana), and closure of the Depot of Santa Teresa (Fort de France, Martinique)
  • 2001 : Turning the slope of the spheres-butane (Martinique) and establishment of units vapor recovery (in Martinique and Guadeloupe)
  • 2004: Decommissioning Depot St. Teresa (Fort-de-France, Martinique)
  • 2005: Establishment of a Unit vapor recovery deposit Degrad des Cannes
  • 2006: Launch of new projects:
    • Project Refining Essences "
  • 2007: Commissioning of the refining column species and new storage (Martinique)
  • 2014 - Rubis announces talks to acquire refinery

Relevant Links

  1. Total Refineries
  2. Rubis Analist Report from Natixis
  3. RUBIS in negotiation with Shell for the acquisition of its downstream business in French Antilles and French Guyana
  4. Rubis In Exclusive Talks To Purchase Total Holding In French Antilles Refinery (SARA)

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