- Stanlow Refinery
Stanlow Refinery is part of
Shell Stanlow Manufacturing Complex, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, England.
The refinery occupies nearly convert|1900|acre|km2 near the
River Merseyand dates back to 1924, when a small bitumenplant was established.citeweb|url=http://www.energyinst.org.uk/education/refineries/stanlow.htm|title=Interactive Guide to UK Refineries: Stanlow (Shell)|work=energyinst.org.uk|accessdate=28 August|accessyear=2007]
In the 1970s an oil pipeline was constructed from
Amlwch, Angleseyto Stanlow. Crude oil was pumped ashore from tankers moored at deep-water pontoons. The pipeline closed in the early 1980s. [http://www.penmorfa.com/Archive/one.html] Crude oilis now received at the Tranmere Oil Terminalon the River Mersey and is transferred via a fifteen mile (24 km) pipeline to storage at Stanlow. Output is delivered by pipeline via the UKOP pipeline, road, rail, and the Manchester Ship Canal. Stanlow and Thornton railway stationserves employees and visitors of the refinery.
Storage capacity: 2 million tonnes of crude oil and products ]
Refining capacity: 12 million tonnes per year. The manufacturing complex employs 800 people.
petrol3 million tonnes
diesel3.5 million tonnes
kerosene/jet fuel 2 million tonnes
LPG& petrochemical feedstocks 1.5 million tonnes
Fuel oil1 million tonnes
In 1980, the British
synth popband Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark featured a song about the refinery called Stanlow on their second album, "Organisation".
* [http://www.shell.com/home/content/uk-en/about_shell/what_we_do/oilproducts_09100940.html Shell]
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