This excerpt taken from the TOT 20-F filed Apr 3, 2009.
As of December 31, 2008, TOTAL held interests in twenty-five refineries (including twelve that it operates), located in Europe, the United States, the French West Indies, Africa and China.
This excerpt taken from the TOT 20-F filed Apr 2, 2008.
As of December 31, 2007, TOTAL held interests in 25 refineries (including 12 that it operates), located in Europe, the United States, the French West Indies, Africa and China.
TOTALs refining capacity in Western Europe was 2,273 kb/d in 2007, accounting for more than 85% of the Groups overall refining capacity and making TOTAL the leading refiner in this region. The Group operates eleven refineries in Western Europe: six are located in France, one in Belgium, one in Germany, one in the UK, one in Italy and one in the Netherlands. TOTAL also holds minority interests in the German refinery of Schwedt, as well as interests in four Spanish refineries through its holdings in CEPSA(1). In the UK, TOTAL sold its 70% interest in the Milford Haven refinery late in 2007 to concentrate its refining activities at the Lindsey site.
In the United States, TOTAL operates the Port Arthur refinery in Texas, with a capacity of 174 kb/d.
In Africa, as of December 31, 2007, TOTAL holds interests in six refineries. In 2007, the Group disposed of its 55.6% interest in the Luanda refinery in Angola, which has a capacity of 52 kb/d.
In China, TOTAL, Sinochem and Petrochina have been partners in the Dalian refinery, which has a treatment
This excerpt taken from the TOT 20-F filed Apr 10, 2007.
As of December 31, 2006, TOTAL held interests in 27 refineries (including 13 that it operates), located in Europe, the United States, the French West Indies, Africa and China.
This excerpt taken from the TOT 20-F filed Apr 20, 2006.
As of December 31, 2005, TOTAL held interests in 27 refineries (including 13 that it operates), located in Europe, the United States, the French West Indies, Africa and China. TOTALs activities in Western Europe have a refining capacity of 2,344 kb/d, accounting for more than 85% of the Groups refining capacity and making TOTAL the leading refiner in this region. TOTAL operates 12 refineries in Western Europe. Six are located in France, one in Belgium, one in Germany, two in the United Kingdom, one in Italy and one in the Netherlands. TOTAL also has minority interests in another German refinery (Schwedt) and participates in four refineries in Spain through its interest in Cepsa. In the United States, TOTAL operates the Port Arthur, Texas refinery near the Gulf of Mexico, which has a capacity of 174 kb/d. This refinery benefits from the increasing integration of refining and petrochemical operations.
From 2005 to 2010, TOTAL plans to invest approximately 5 B to adapt the Groups refineries to changes in the oil refining market as well as to improve energy efficiency and industrial safety. Most significantly, these investments are designed to increase the production of diesel fuel, the demand for which continues to grow in Europe. The first project of this type is the construction of a distillate hydrocracker (DHC) at the Normandy refinery in France. The construction of this unit began in the spring of 2004 and the unit is scheduled to enter into operation in the summer of 2006. This project is designed to allow the Group to respond to the growing European demand for light distillates (in particular diesel and jet fuel), to reduce the refineries production of heavy fuel oil and to produce high quality feedstock for lubricants and specialty fluids as well as naphta for the neighbouring steamcracker. The project represents a total investment of approximately 500 M over the period from 2003 to 2006, and includes the construction, at the same time, of a hydrogen production unit expected to cost approximately 100 M. A hydrocracker3 with a capacity 2.1 Mt is also planned to be built at Cepsas refinery located in Huelva in Spain and to enter into operation near the end of 2009. This project represents an investment of nearly 1 B.
In addition, these investments are also intended to increase the Groups capacity to refine high-sulphur crude oil in order to adapt to the increasing proportion of heavy and high-sulphur crude oils being imported from the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). The first of these projects is the construction of a desulphurization unit at the Lindsey (Immingham) refinery in the United Kingdom. This investment of approximately 0.2 B should allow the plant to raise the proportion of high-sulphur crude that it can process from 10% to 70%. The unit is scheduled to begin operating near the end of 2008. A second project to construct a desulphurization unit at the Donges refinery in France is currently being studied.
These investments will also be used to build a deep-conversion unit in North America to treat heavy crude oil from Venezuela and Mexico. TOTAL is currently studying a project to build a coker that would start operations in 2010. The investment related to this project is estimated at approximately $0.9 billion. Finally, these investments will be used to improve the reliability and energy efficiency of the Groups refineries, to reduce emissions and for maintenance.
In 2005, TOTAL raised its interest in the Rome refinery in Italy to 71.9% by acquiring an additional 14.4% from Shell, who also sold 5.6% of the refinery to ERG. In return, TOTAL sold its 18% interest in the Reichstett refinery in France to Shell. During 2005, six of TOTALs refineries in Europe were affected by major turnarounds. These turnarounds were also used by TOTAL to adapt the refining units to meet new European requirements for low-sulfur fuels (10 ppm) that come into effect in 2009, to reduce the environmental impact of the units (air and water quality), to increase energy efficiency and to improve safety.
The table below sets forth TOTALs share of the daily crude oil refining capacity of its refineries as at the date indicated.