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Daytime shot of the MiRo Refinery

MiRO Refinery

The Mineraloelraffinerie Oberrhein GmbH (MiRO) Refinery1, located on the Rhine River in Karlsruhe, in southwest Germany, is a joint venture with Phillips 66 holding an 18.75 percent interest.

Phillips 66 processes mainly medium sweet and medium sour crude oils in its share of the refinery. Crude is delivered to the refinery by a cross-country pipeline from the port in Trieste, Italy.

The facilities consist of three crude unit trains, fluid catalytic cracking, petroleum coking and calcining, hydrodesulfurization, naphtha reformers, isomerization, ethyl tert-butyl ether, and alkylation units that enable it to produce a high percentage of transportation fuels. Other products include petrochemical feedstocks, home heating oil, bitumen and anode and fuel-grade petroleum coke. Phillips 66 distributes the majority of its share of the refined products to customers in southwest Germany, northern Switzerland and western Austria by truck, railcar and barge.

HISTORY: Two separate sites built in 1963 (Merged to MiRO in 1996)

LOCATION: Karlsruhe, Germany

SIZE: 1,131 acres (approx.)

WORKFORCE: 1,000 employees and contractors

  • Transportation fuels (gasoline, diesel and aviation fuel)
  • Petrochemical feedstocks
  • Home heating oil
  • Bitumen and anode and fuel-grade petroleum coke
  • Pipeline
  • Barge
  • Truck
  • Rail

BY THE NUMBERS

Clean Product Yield Capability: 87%

Nelson Complexity Factor: 7.7

 

Capacities

Gasolines Production: 25 MBD*

Distillates Production: 25 MBD*

Crude Throughput: 58 MBD

Total Throughput: 61 MBD

 

* Clean product capacities are maximum rates for each clean product category, independent of each other. They are not additive when calculating the clean product yield capability for each refinery.
** Mineraloelraffinerie Oberrhein GmbH.
(MBD) Thousand Barrels Per Day