With a distilling capacity of 10.9 million tonnes a year, or 220,000 barrels a day, the Sines refinery is one of the largest in Europe.

The Sines refinery began operating in 1978. Covering an area of 320 hectares, the Sines refinery has a storage capacity of 3 million m³, of which 1.5 million m³ is crude oil, and the remainder includes final and intermediate products such as gas, gasoline, diesel, and so on. The refinery comprises 34 processing units.

The Sines refinery’s processing configuration is geared towards increased gasoline production through its catalytic conversion unit called ‘Fluidic Catalytic Cracking’ (FCC). In addition, the refinery is also geared towards maximising diesel production through its recent hydrocracker unit, which initiated operations in January 2013.

The Sines refinery produces:

  • Gasoline;
  • Diesel;
  • LPG (liquefied petroleum gas);
  • Fuel oil;
  • Naphtha (used in the petrochemical industry to produce polymers from which plastic, fibres for textiles and even bubble gum is produced);
  • Jet fuel (fuel for airplanes);
  • Bitumen (for asphalt and insulation);
  • Sulphur (for pharmaceutical products, farming and pulp & paper whitening).

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About Galp Energia

Galp Energia is an energy company – finding and extracting oil and natural gas from sites across four continents to deliver energy to millions of customers every day.  Energy on the move.

We are Portugal’s oil and natural gas integrated operator. Our activities span from exploration and production of oil and natural gas to refining and marketing oil products, natural gas marketing and sales and power generation.

Turnover: €17,904 million
EBITDA RCA: €1,314 million
Net profit RCA: €373 million
Number of employees: 6,855
Active presence in: 14 countries
Reserves 3P: 833 mambo
Average working interest production: 30,5 kboepd
Refineries: 2
Service stations: 1,449
Salesian natural gas: 7,472 mm³

The Galp Energia group consists of the company Galp Energia and its subsidiary companies, among them, Petróleos de Portugal – Petrogal S.A., GDP – Gás de Portugal, SGPS, S.A., Galp Power, SGPS, S.A., and Galp Energia, S.A., as well as by its customers, employees and shareholders. Its primary mission is to create value, based on ethically sound and transparent principles.

Galp Energia is the Portuguese company with more experience in the energy sector, having already three centuries of success. To accomplish success, its customer-oriented organisational structure is vital, not only for meeting customers’ needs but also for respecting integrity and transparency principles.

The activity of our Company is also based on key pillars, such as teamwork and individual development, entrepreneurship, results orientation, innovation and continuous improvement, and finally human and environmental safety.