Our Olefins business is centred on our four ‘cracker’ sites (a cracker is a large petrochemical plant which breaks down oil or gas based feedstocks to produce the monomer building blocks for a wide range of olefin derivatives).
The business works closely with the PetroIneos refineries at Grangemouth in Scotland and Lavéra in France, with whom we are co-located, to provide significant feedstock and infrastructure integration at those locations. INEOS is also Europe's largest olefin buyer, supplementing our own ethylene and propylene production in support of an extensive and diverse set of downstream derivative production plants. In addition, INEOS O&P Europe has access to an unrivalled olefin import, export, transportation and storage infrastructure across Europe.
The key products produced from our cracker and polymer sites are: