Esso Raffinage S.A. Francaise operates the Port Jerome cracking refinery, which is located in Normandy, France. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles more than 1,400 refineries worldwide, it is an integrated cracking owned by Exxon Mobil. The refinery started operations in 1933 and has a Nelson Complexity Index (NCI) of 8.36. Buy the profile here.

Key refinery processes

Crude Distillation Unit (mbd): 244
Vacuum Distillation (mbd): 75
Catalytic Cracker (mbd): 43
Reformer (mbd): 27
Hydrotreater (mbd): 70
Alkylation (mbd): 6

The capacity of the Port Jerome refinery is expected to remain the same as 244mbd by 2030.

Maintenance activities at Port Jerome cracking refinery

The Port Jerome refinery cracking witnessed four 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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