BP Europa operates the Gelsenkirchen coking refinery, which is located in North-Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles more than 1,400 refineries worldwide, it is an integrated coking owned by BP. The refinery started operations in 1935 and has a Nelson Complexity Index (NCI) of 10. Buy the profile here.

Key refinery processes

Crude Distillation Unit (mbd): 265
Vacuum Distillation (mbd): 154
Coking (mbd): 30
Catalytic Cracker (mbd): 30
Hydrocracker (mbd): 56
Reformer (mbd): 32
Hydrotreater (mbd): 175
Isomerization (mbd): 14

The capacity of the Gelsenkirchen refinery is expected to remain the same as 265mbd by 2030.

Maintenance activities at Gelsenkirchen coking refinery

The Gelsenkirchen refinery coking witnessed five incidents during the period 2017-2022.

About BP Europa

BP Europa SE (BP Europa), a subsidiary of BP Plc, produces oil, petrochemicals, gas, and power. The company supplies petroleum products and operates petrol stations. It is engaged in the supply of fuels, biofuels, and lubricants. BP Europa markets its products under the brands BP, Aral and Castrol. Its refineries include Lingen, Gelsenkirchen. The company operates in Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Austria, Poland and Switzerland. BP Europa is headquartered in Bochum, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.

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