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October 27, 2021updated 26 Jul 2022 7:28am

Fos-sur-Mer Refinery, France

By Carmen

Esso Raffinage S.A. Francaise operates the Fos-sur-Mer refinery, which is located in Provence-Alpes-Cote dAzur, France. It is a non integrated refinery owned by Exxon Mobil. The refinery, which started operations in 1965, has an NCI of 8.36.

Key processes of the refinery

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

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

Maintenance activities at Fos-sur-Mer refinery

The Fos-sur-Mer refinery witnessed one incidents during the period 2015-2020.

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.


Information on the refinery is sourced from GlobalData’s refinery database that provides detailed information on all active and upcoming, crude oil refineries and heavy oil upgraders globally. Not all companies mentioned in the article may be currently existing due to their merger or acquisition or business closure.

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