Shell Deutschland Oil operates the Rheinland refinery, which is located in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. It is a non integrated refinery owned by Shell. The refinery, which started operations in 1960, has an NCI of 7.45.

Key processes of the refinery

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 refinery is expected to decrease to 187mbd by 2030.

Maintenance activities at Rheinland refinery

The Rheinland refinery witnessed eight incidents during the period 2015-2020.

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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