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Lindsey Oil Refinery

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Lindsey Oil Refinery Limited, of North Killingholme, Immingham, North Lincolnshire.

Adjacent to the Conoco's Humber Refinery with which it shared Associated Petroleum Terminals (Immingham) Ltd. and its associated pipelines.

1965 Plans announced by Petrofina and Total to build the second refinery on the Humber estuary[1]

1968 Lindsey was the first refinery to process North Sea Oil and came on stream in 1968.

Owned and operated by French oil company, Total.

By 2005 it had developed into one of the most complex and technically advanced refineries in Europe with the capability to process over forty different types of crude oil. It was Britain's third largest oil refinery with a processing capacity of up to 10 million tonnes of crude oil per year (over 200,000 barrels per day). The 500 acre refinery consists of processing units, a tank farm, loading bays (rail and road), rail sidings, a laboratory and offices. The site has:
- 145 liquid product tanks, including 11 for crude oil storage.
- 13 spheres for Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG)
- 38 loading bays supplying up to 400 road tankers a day.
- 13 miles of rail track and 5 loading bays supplying up to 10 trains a day. It is the largest private rail complex in the UK.
- 225 km of underground pipeline to the Buncefield Storage Terminal at Hemel Hempstead.
- 7 pipelines supply the Immingham Oil Terminal and 5 others supply the South Killingholme Jetty and Immingham Gas Terminal.
- The three marine oil terminals supply approx. 250 vessels a month. Between them the terminals can handle, for example, 60,000 tonne LPG ships to Very Large Crude Carriers of up to 300,000 tonnes.

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Times Apr. 26, 1965
  • Total Fast Facts [1]