Our business began in 1930, with the opening of the first Spanish refinery in Santa Cruz on the island of Tenerife. Its inauguration was a landmark for the country as it reduced Spain’s dependency on imports at a time when transport fuel was beginning to have a significant impact on the development of our society. This event was the start of a long trajectory that has allowed us to learn and improve in all aspects of our work along the way.
At our refineries we distill crudes and transform them into products such as diesel, gasoline, heating fuel, kerosene, and liquefied gas, as well as other raw materials that we then treat at our chemicals plants. All of our refineries are ranked among the top 100 in Europe according to the Solomon report, a study that compares the operations of these installations globally.