Le Mede Refinery

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Summary Information

Refining Units

  • CDU
  • VDU
  • FCC
  • Diesel Desulphurisation
  • Catalytic reforming unit
  • Visbreaking Unit
  • Isomerisation Unit

Terminal Capacity

  • Crude Oil:
  • Refined Products:

Crude Supply

  • -

Products Produced

  • LPG, Gasoline, Diesel

Ongoing Projects

  • An investment of €200 million is underway, to transform the La Mède refinery to create France’s first biorefinery, which will be one of the biggest in Europe, to meet growing demand for biofuels.
  • Crude oil processing will be halted at end-2016

Other Information

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  • 1992 - Explosion in FCC Unit
  • 2015 - Total announced the refinery will close in 2016

Relevant Links

  1. €65-Million Work Program Launched during Provence Refinery Turnaround Maintenance
  2. Explosion in FCC Unit La Mède, France, Total, 1992
  3. FACTBOX-Total's European refineries
  4. Total’s French Refining Roadmap: Upgrade Donges And Transform La Mède

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