Lindsey Oil Refinery

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Summary Information

  • Ownership: Total
  • Website:
  • List of Total Refineries
  • Location: East Coast at Killingholme, Lincolnshire
  • Capacity: 11 million tons/annum & 220,000 bbl/day
  • Nelson Complexity:

Refining Units

  • crude distillation,
  • gas treatment,
  • naptha hydrotreating and reforming,
  • middle distillate desulphurisation,
  • fractionater,
  • kerosene de-aromatizer,
  • sulphur recovery,
  • vacuum distillation,
  • bitumen production,
  • fluid catalytic cracker,
  • alkylation unit, visbreaker, distillate hydrotreater (HDS), hydrogen production

Terminal Capacity

  • Crude Oil:
  • Refined Products:

Crude Supply

  • Utilises North Sea crude.
  • Some of the most advanced refining and conversion processes in the industry enable the refinery to process over forty different types of crude oil.

Products Produced

  • Diesel, Gasoline, Fuel Oil, Bitumen, Jet Fuel, LPG

Ongoing Projects

Other Information

  • Steam is supplied from the Immingham Combined Heat and Power (CHP) plant
  • Total is currently negotiating with a number of companies to sell this refinery


  • 1965 - Refinery contruction begins
  • 1968 - Refinery comes on stream
  • 2002 - Foster Wheeler selected for clean fuels investment project
  • 2009 - Refinery workers strike over foreign labour dispute
  • 2010 - Fire at CDU

Relevant Links

  1. Refinery Webpage
  2. Double Win At Lindsey Oil Refinery, UK
  3. Information from UKPIA
  4. How SAP Supports Total’s Reliability Program
  5. North Lincolnshire Lindsey oil refinery may be sold
  6. Total:UK refinery fire at CDU

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