Grangemouth Refinery
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Summary Information

  • Ownership: Ineos
  • Website: http://www.ineosrefining.com/
  • Location: Grangemouth, East Coast of Scotland, UK
  • Capacity: 10.5 million tons/annum & 210,000 bbl/day
  • Nelson Complexity:
  • Refining Depth:

Brief Description

  • Grangemouth is a medium sized, medium complexity refinery with integrated petrochemicals

Refining Units

  • Atmospheric Distillation
  • Fluidised Catalytic Cracker
  • Hydro Cracker
  • Catalytic Reformer
  • Diesel Hydrodesulphurisation
  • sulphur recovery unit
  • alkylation unit
  • Specialist Units for Petrochemicals

Terminal Capacity

  • Crude Oil:
  • Refined Products:

Crude Supply

  • It is directly connected to the North Sea oil fields via the Forties Pipeline System, from which it sources the majority of its crude oil at a significant freight advantage versus its competitors
  • It is also connected to its own deep water terminal at Finnart on the west coast of Scotland via which it imports alternative crudes (North Sea, Russia and Africa etc)

Products Produced

  • 22% - Petrol
  • 24% - Diesel
  • 13% - Kerosene & Jet Fuel
  • 08% - Gas Oil
  • 15% - Fuel Oil
  • 12% - LPG / Petrochemical Feedstocks
  • 06% - Fuel Gas / Other

Ongoing Projects

  • -

Other Information

  • Ineos will potentially close the refinery down

History

  • 1924 - Grangemouth refinery production begins
  • 1981 - the commissioning of an alkylation unit
  • 1987 - Explosion and Fire in the Hydrocracker Complex
  • 2000 - FCC closed after fire
  • 2004 - FCC brought back on line after revamp
  • 2005 - BP sold the refinery to Ineos
  • 2011 - Petrochina takes a share in Ineos refining and trading business
  • 2013 - Major strike & Evaluation of the refinery's future

Relevant Links

  1. Ineos Grangemouth Refinery, UKPIA
  2. The Hydrocracker Explosion and Fire at BP Oil, Grangemouth Refinery. 22nd March 1987
  3. Grangemouth, Energy Institute
  4. BP Grangemouth To Reinvest In Refinery Unit
  5. INEOS completes purchase of BP’s Innovene business for $9bn
  6. PetroChina and INEOS announce plans for new trading and refining JV in Europe
  7. Grangemouth is currently shut down and will remain shutdown whilst the workforce is consulted about the future

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