Esso Raffinage S.A. Francaise operates the Fos-sur-Mer cracking refinery, which is located in Provence-Alpes-Cote dAzur, France. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles more than 1,400 refineries worldwide, it is a non integrated cracking owned by Exxon Mobil. The refinery started operations in 1965 and has a Nelson Complexity Index (NCI) of 8.36. Buy the profile here.

Key refinery processes

Crude Distillation Unit (mbd): 133
Vacuum Distillation (mbd): 39
Catalytic Cracker (mbd): 30
Reformer (mbd): 17
Hydrotreater (mbd): 49

The capacity of the Fos-sur-Mer refinery is expected to remain the same as 133mbd by 2030.

Maintenance activities at Fos-sur-Mer cracking refinery

The Fos-sur-Mer refinery cracking witnessed two incidents during the period 2017-2022.

About Esso Raffinage S.A. Francaise

It is a major player in the domain of refining and distribution of petroleum products in France. It undertakes the purchase of the crude petrol and transforms it into two of its refineries and commercializes the refined products in its service stations to its clients directly or through its subsidiaries. The two important companies of the Group Esso are Esso Raffinage SAS which operates two refineries at Port-Jérôme-Gravenchon and the one at Fos-sur-mer and Esso SAF that purchases crude petrol and commercializes the finished petroleum products.

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