Port Clarence Teeside Refinery
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Summary Information

Brief Description

  • A small and simple refinery, it has now been closed

Refining Units

Terminal Capacity

  • Crude Oil:
  • Refined Products: 1.9 million barrels

Crude Supply

  • The refinery was originally commissioned to process North African crude
  • With the development of North Sea oil, it switched to processing Norwegian Ekofisk Crude Oil.

Products Produced

  • Naphtha, Ultra Low Sulphur Diesel & Bio-Diesel, Kerosene & Gas Oil, Fuel Oil

Ongoing Projects

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Other Information

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  • 1966 - Refinery commissioned
  • 1981 - The large distillation unit was debottlenecked from 4 million tonnes to 5 million tonnes per year and the small distillation unit was permanently shut down and has been demolished
  • 1996- The Dewaxing Unit was completely revamped to convert it to an HDS Unit to allow production of Low Sulphur Diesel. A Sulferfox Sulphur Recovery Unit and a new Sour Water Stripper were also installed.
  • 2000 - Petroplus acquired the plant from Phillips Imperial Petroleum Ltd
  • 2009 - Petroplus announces the mothballing of the refinery

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