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October 27, 2021updated 26 Jul 2022 7:30am

Karlsruhe Refinery, Germany

By Carmen

Mineraloelraffinerie Oberrhein operates the Karlsruhe refinery, which is located in Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany. It is an integrated refinery owned by Shell, Exxon Mobil, Rosneft Oil, and Phillips 66. The refinery, which started operations in 1962, has an NCI of 7.7.

Key processes of the refinery

Crude Distillation Unit (mbd): 313
Vacuum Distillation (mbd): 145
Coking (mbd): 40
Catalytic Cracker (mbd): 96
Reformer (mbd): 48
Hydrotreater (mbd): 350
Alkylation (mbd): 17
Isomerization (mbd): 33

The capacity of the refinery is expected to remain the same as 313mbd by 2030.

Maintenance activities at Karlsruhe refinery

The Karlsruhe refinery witnessed four incidents during the period 2015-2020.

About Mineraloelraffinerie Oberrhein

Mineraloelraffinerie Oberrhein GmbH & Co KG (MiRO), a subsidiary of BP Refining & Petrochemicals GmbH is a fuel refining company that produces and supplies petroleum products. MiRO’s products include propane, gasoline, butane, LPG, light petroleum products, bitumen, calcine, light fuel oil, coke, euro super, diesel oil, sulphur, heavy fuel oil, super plus, auto gas, raw materials and others. It provides services such as fuel refining, supplying, mineral oil refining and crude oil processing services. The company offers its products and services to industrial and commercial customers. It serves across Germany. MiRO is headquartered in Karlsruhe, Germany.


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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