Petit Couronne Refinery

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Summary Information

Refining Units

  • An atmospheric distillation unit,
  • vacuum distillation unit,
  • fluid catalytic cracking unit,
  • catalytic reformer,
  • visbreaker,
  • product hydrotreaters
  • sulfur recovery units
  • Propane De-asphalting
  • Lubes Plant

Terminal Capacity

  • Crude Oil:
  • Refined Products:

Crude Supply

  • Crude is supplied from a variety of sources including the Mediterranean, Baltic, Africa, Middle East, as well as the North Sea.
  • The refinery receives its crude oil via pipeline from the marine facilities in Le Havre

Products Produced

  • LPG, Naphtha, Gasoline, Diesel, Jet Fuel, Fuel Oil, Bitumen
  • Petit Couronne is connected to the TRAPIL pipeline, through which the majority of the refinery's lighter products, such as clean transportation fuels, are transported. The pipeline is connected to several product storage terminals that supply the greater Paris area.

Ongoing Projects

  • Petroplus is considering a reconfiguration of the refinery which would include a shutdown of the base oil complex.

Other Information

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  • 1929: Start of the Petit Couronne refinery
  • 2007 - Petroplus acquires Petit Couronne refinery
  • 2011 - Petroplus announced it is considering a reconfiguration of the refinery
  • 2011 - Refinery temporarily closed due to Petroplus liquidity problems

Relevant Links

  1. Refinery Webpage
  2. Petroplus to Acquire Shell’s Petit Couronne and Reichstett Vendenheim Refineries
  3. Royal Dutch Shell signs Letter of Intent for the sale of two French refineries
  4. Petroplus Considers Reconfiguration of The Petit Couronne Refinery
  5. Petroplus Provides Update Regarding Its Revolving Credit Facility and Operations of the Petit Couronne, Antwerp and Cressier Refineries

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