Petroplus Comments on Impact of Strike in Fos Sur Mer France
Petroplus Holdings AG confirms that its Cressier refinery has been shut down for planned maintenance since December 1. With yesterday’s completion of the strike in Fos Sur Mer we will be able to re-supply the refinery with crude oil over the next few weeks and begin start-up the first week of January. The original schedule for restarting the refinery was December 12.
The Reichstett refinery is currently running at approximately 60% capacity due to a shortage of crude oil and should return to planned rates by the end of December as additional crude oil arrives at the plant.
Petroplus Holdings AG is the largest independent refiner and wholesaler of petroleum products in Europe. Petroplus focuses on refining and currently owns and operates seven refineries across Europe: the Coryton refinery on the Thames Estuary in the United Kingdom, the Ingolstadt refinery in Ingolstadt, Germany, the Belgium Refining Company refinery in Antwerp, Belgium, the Petit Couronne refinery in Petit Couronne, France, the Cressier refinery in the canton of Neuchâtel, Switzerland, the Reichstett refinery in Alsace, France and the Teesside refinery in Teesside, United Kingdom. The refineries have a combined throughput capacity of approximately 864,000 bpd.