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Galp's refining complex comprises the Sines and Matosinhos refineries which, together, have currently a crude processing capacity of 330,000 barrels a day. This equates to 20% of the Iberian refining capacity

The Sines refinery, in Portugal's southwestern coast, is one of the largest refineries in Iberia. It started operations in 1978, and later in 2013 was upgraded to a hydrocracking refinery, also comprising a fluid catalytic cracking unit, and with a total capacity to process 220,00 barrels a day. Its coastal location and port facilities make it ideal for crude supply and exporting products.


The Matosinhos refinery, located in Portugal's northwestern coast, began operating in 1969, and has a refining capacity of approximately 110,000 barrels a day. The Matosinhos refinery is a hydroskimming refinery. Inside the complex, there is an aromatics plant, a base oils plant and a lubricants plant.
Both refineries feature an integrated management system that maximises the Company's refining margin. The characteristics of each refinery provide a balanced production mix, predominately in middle distillates such as diesel and jet, and in gasoline.

Mindful of the future needs of its clients, Galp upgraded its refining system, determined to ensure the Company's competitiveness in the medium and long term. The refineries upgrade project has been at the commercial production stage since January 2013. 


Galp has a modern, highly complex and fully integrated refining system, which is efficient, reliable and runs cost-effectively.

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Last update: 21 Mar 2017

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