Gulf Refinery, Milford Haven

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Gulf Refinery
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityWaterston, Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire
Coordinates51°42′18″N 4°59′31″W / 51.705°N 4.992°W / 51.705; -4.992Coordinates: 51°42′18″N 4°59′31″W / 51.705°N 4.992°W / 51.705; -4.992
Refinery details
CommissionedAugust 1968 (1968-08)
DecommissionedDecember 1997 (1997-12)
Capacity119,000 bbl/d (18,900 m3/d)

The Gulf Refinery at Milford Haven was an oil refinery situated on the Pembrokeshire coast in Wales. The refinery, originally owned by Gulf Oil, was opened in August 1968 by Queen Elizabeth II.[1] Up to 119,000 barrels (18,900 m3) of oil could be processed a day at the facility.[2]

Milford Haven Line
West Wales Line To Haverfordwest
Waterston oil refinery
Robeston oil refinery
Milford Haven
Newton Noyes / RNMD
Hakin Docks

The refinery closed down in December 1997, as part of plans by the Chevron Corporation, by then the owners of Gulf Oil, to withdraw from the downstream oil business in the UK.[3] Today, the site is occupied by the SemLogistics oil depot and the Dragon LNG terminal.[4]

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  1. ^ "The Oil Industry in Pembrokeshire: Topic List". Pembrokeshire County Council. p. 7.
  2. ^ "CHEVRON TO SELL BRITISH REFINERY AND STATIONS TO SHELL". The New York Times Company. 22 August 1997.
  3. ^ "Petroplus wants to buy Milford Haven from Chevron".
  4. ^ "Dragon LNG Company History".