Priolo Gargallo Isab Refinery
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Summary Information

  • Ownership: Lukoil
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  • Location: Sicily, Italy
  • Capacity: 16.0 million tons/annum & 320,000 bbl/day
  • Nelson Complexity: 9.3
  • Refining Depth: 85.5%

Brief Description

  • ISAB consists of 2 oil refineries, Impianti Nord Refinery and Impianti Sud Refinery joined by a system of oil pipelines and integrated in a single operating complex, as well as three sea wharfs and a tank battery with capacity of 3.7 mcm

Refining Units

  • Atmospheric Distillation
  • Vacuum Distillation
  • Fluidised Catalytic Cracker
  • Hydrocracker
  • Visbreaker
  • Catalytic Reformer Unit
  • IGCC Power plant
  • Diesel Desulphurisation
  • Sulphur Recovery Unit

Terminal Capacity

  • Crude Oil:
  • Refined Products:

Crude Supply

  • A mixture of light and heavy crudes.

Products Produced

  • -

Ongoing Projects

  • -

Other Information

  • The refinery is the largest Italian exporter of petroleum products (mainly diesel and gasoline).


  • 2007 - The two refineries were integrated to become one
  • 2008 - Lukoil purchased 49% of the refineries shares
  • 2012 - Lukoil Acquires an additional 20%
  • 2013 - ERG exercises put option to sell remaining stake to Lukoil

Relevant Links

  1. ISAB Webpage
  2. ERG and LUKOIL: partnership in the coastal refining sector
  3. Lukoil Refining Analysts Handbook
  4. ISAB IGCC plant enters operation phase
  5. Saipem Vacuum Gasoil Desulphurisation
  6. Saipem Sulphur Block Units
  7. Saipem Vacuum Distillation Units
  8. Saipem Catalytic Reformer Units
  9. Lukoil Acquires 20% of ISAB
  10. ERG completes exit from the refining sector
  11. Lukoil Takes Full Control Of ISAB Refinery

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