Gibraltar Refinery
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Summary Information

  • Ownership: Cepsa (IPIC)
  • Website:
  • Location: Gibralter-San Roque
  • Capacity: 12.0 million tons/annum & 240,000 bbl/day
  • Nelson Complexity:
  • Refining Depth:

Brief Description

  • A large medium complexity refinery

Refining Units

  • Atmospheric Distillation
  • Vacuum Distillation
  • Fluidised Catalytic Cracker
  • Isomerisation Unit
  • Platforming Unit
  • Gasoline Alkylation Unit
  • Merox Unit
  • Hydrotreatment
    • Kerosene
    • Diesel - 25.000 bpd
  • Sulphur recovery

Terminal Capacity

  • Crude Oil: 900,000 m3
  • Refined Products: 1,300,000 m3

Crude Supply

  • Refinery crude supply is done through a submarine line connected to a single mooring buoy that is situated one mile offshore and accommodates tankers up to 350,000 DWT in size.
  • The refinery has its own port terminal with nine berths available for the loading and unloading of products and crude oil.

Products Produced

  • propane, butane, gasoline, aviation fuel, diesel oil and fuel oil

Ongoing Projects

  • Cepsa, plans to start a new cogeneration unit in the first quarter of 2011 at the Gibraltar refinery

Other Information

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  • 1969 - Refinery is commissioned
  • 1997 - Platforming and Solvent Units commissioned
  • 2003 - Revamping of FCC and LPG Merox Unit
  • 2004 - Gas Oil Deep HDS Plant commissioned

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