TOTAL’s refining capacity was 2,187 kb / d as of December 31, 2014, compared to 2,042 kb / d at year-end 2013 and 2,048 kb / d at year-end 2012. The Group’s worldwide refined products sales (including trading operations) in 2014 were 3,769 kb / d, compared to 3,521 kb / d in 2013 and 3,561 kb / d in 2012.
TOTAL has equity stakes in twenty-one refineries (including nine operated by companies of the Group), located in Europe, the United States, the French West Indies, Africa, the Middle East and China.
The Refining & Chemicals segment manages the refining operations located in Europe (excluding the TotalErg joint venture in Italy), the United States, the Middle East and Asia, with a capacity of 2,098 kb / d at year-end 2014 (i.e., 96% of the Group’s total capacity(1)).
The petrochemicals businesses are located mainly in Europe, the United States, Qatar, South Korea and Saudi Arabia. Most of these sites are either adjacent or connected by pipelines to Group refineries. As a result, TOTAL’s petrochemical operations are integrated within its refining operations.
The year 2014 was marked by the end of the startup period of the SATORP complex in Saudi Arabia, now fully operational. Through this project, approved in 2009, the Group holds a stake, alongside Saudi Aramco, in one of the most competitive Refining & Petrochemicals platforms in the world.
Moreover, through its equity interest in Samsung Total Petrochemicals Co. Ltd (50%), which operates the Daesan petrochemical complex, TOTAL completed the construction of two new EVA(2) and aromatics production units in 2014.
Finally, in Europe, TOTAL continued to develop its major investment project launched in 2013 on the Antwerp platform in Belgium, and completed the modernization of the Normandy platform in France with a new desulphurization unit that started up in August 2014. In February 2015, the Group announced a plan to adapt and secure the future of its Lindsey refinery in the United Kingdom.
(1) Earnings related to the refining assets in Africa, the French West Indies and the TotalErg joint venture are reported in the results of the Marketing & Services segment.
(2) Ethylene and vinyl acetate copolymers.