Lavera Marseilles Refinery
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Summary Information

  • Ownership: Ineos
  • Website:
  • Location: Lavéra: located on the coast of the Mediterranean crude oil trading basin, next to the port of Marseille and adjacent crude oil terminal.
  • Capacity: 10 Million tons/annum & 210,000 bbl/day
  • Nelson Complexity:
  • Refining Depth:

Brief Description

  • A large and complex refinery, with integrated petrochemicals. It is able to process a wide range of crudes and produce high quality products

Refining Units

  • Atmospheric Distillation
  • Vacuum Distillation
  • Fluidised Catalytic Cracker
  • Steam Cracker (Petrochemicals)
  • Hydrocracker
  • Gasoline Desuphurisation
  • Diesel Desuphurisation
  • Asphalt Unit - 220,000 t/y

Terminal Capacity

  • Crude Oil:
  • Refined Products:

Crude Supply

  • Lavéra also benefits from an advantaged location on the coast of the Mediterranean basin, both for crude sourcing and proximity to markets. This is a prime trading hub for multiple sources of crude oil on the international market. Lavéra is one of the most flexible refineries in Europe, capable of processing multiple types of non-standard crudes.

Products Produced

  • Benzene, Gasoline, Jet Fuel, Diesel, Fuel Oil, Asphalt

Ongoing Projects

  • -

Other Information

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  • 2005 - Asphalt Unit commissioned
  • 2005 - Ineos acquired the refinery from BP
  • 2011 - Petrochina takes a share in Ineos refining and trading business

Relevant Links

  1. BP Lavera S.N.C
  2. Saipem Asphalt Bitumen Blowing Unit
  3. INEOS completes purchase of BP’s Innovene business for $9bn
  4. PetroChina and INEOS announce plans for new trading and refining JV in Europe

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