Shell Deutschland Oil operates the Rheinland cracking refinery, which is located in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles more than 1,400 refineries worldwide, it is a non integrated cracking owned by Shell. The refinery started operations in 1960 and has a Nelson Complexity Index (NCI) of 7.45. Buy the profile here.

Key refinery processes

Crude Distillation Unit (mbd): 354
Vacuum Distillation (mbd): 137
Hydrocracker (mbd): 90
Reformer (mbd): 64
Hydrotreater (mbd): 135
Isomerization (mbd): 12

The capacity of the Rheinland refinery is expected to decrease to 187mbd by 2030.

Maintenance activities at Rheinland cracking refinery

The Rheinland refinery cracking witnessed eight incidents during the period 2017-2022.

About Shell Deutschland Oil

Shell Deutschland Oil GmbH (Shell Deutschland), a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell plc, is an oil and gas company that manufactures and distributes petroleum products. The company offers products such as engine oil, fuels, bitumen, lubricants, automobile oils, crude oil, heating oil, liquefied petroleum gas, gasoline, diesel, chemical products, natural gas, commercial fuels, and car care products. It provides transport and logistics, research and development, and refining and processing services. Shell Deutschland caters to private, public, business, government, industrial and corporate customers. The company sells its products across Europe. It has operations in Hamburg and Rheinland; Germany. Shell Deutschland is headquartered in Hamburg, Germany.

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