Gelsenkirchen Refinery
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Summary Information

  • Ownership: Ruhr Oel (BP, Rosneft)
  • Website: http://www.bprp.de/
  • Location: Gelsenkirchen
  • Capacity: 12.7 million tons/annum & 254,000 bbl/day
  • Nelson Complexity: 9.3
  • Refining Depth:

Brief Description

  • A large complex refinery with integrated petrochemicals, located on two sites

Refining Units

  • Atmospheric Distillation
  • Vacuum Distillation, 5.5 Million Ton
  • FCC - 1.5 Million Ton
  • Hydro-cracker - 2.8 Million Ton
  • Visbreaker - 1.04 Million Ton
  • Coker - 1.7 Million Ton
  • Catalytic Reformer (Continuous) - 1.3 Million Ton
  • Desulphurisation (Gasoline) - 2.6 Million Ton
  • Desulphurisation (M.Distillate) - 4.0 Million Ton
  • Desulphurisation (V.Gasoil) - 0.9 Million Ton
  • Asphalt Unit - 0.45 Million Ton
  • Sulphur Recovery Unit

Terminal Capacity

  • Crude Oil:
  • Refined Products:

Crude Supply

  • The refinery is supplied by the Nord West Oelleitung Pipeline
  • The refinery is processing of crudes from Russia, North Sea, Africa, Venezuela and other points of origin

Products Produced

  • LPG, Gasoline, Jet Fuel, Diesel, Petrocoke, Asphalt

Ongoing Projects

  • -

Other Information

  • -

History

  • 1935 - Refinery operations commenced
  • 1979 - The two sites were fully integrated
  • 1983 - Veba Oel included the Horst and Scholven sites in the Ruhr Oel joint venture set up with PDVSA
  • 2002 - BP acquires Veba Oel, becoming a shareholder in the refinery
  • 2010 - Rosneft acquired PDVSA's share of Ruhr Oel, effectively becoming a 50% shareholder in the refinery

Relevant Links

  1. German Petroleum Association In German
  2. 2003 Environmental Statement BP Gelsenkirchen, pdf
  3. 2007 Environmental Statement
  4. Uhde to build turnkey plant for Ruhr Oel refinery in Germany
  5. GERMANY- GELSENKIRCHEN REFINERY Facility Fact Sheet
  6. Rosneft to Acquire 50% of Ruhr Oel GmbH
  7. Jacobs Receives Contract from BP for New Sulfur Recovery Unit

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