Axion Campana Refinery

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Summary Information

Brief Description

  • The refinery is a mid sized complex refinery that processes heavy crude oil.

Refining Units

  • Atmospheric Distillation - 85,000 bpd
  • Fluidised Catalytic Cracker - 25,000 bpd
  • Coker - 24,000 bpd
  • Diesel Desulphurisation
  • Hydrogen plant - Haldar Topsoe -
  • Sulphur Recovery Plant - Ortloff

Terminal Capacity

  • The total storage capacity of 400,000 m3 is achieved with 74 storage tanks
  • It also has 12 tanks (bullets and spheres) for LPG storage with a total capacity of 2 million liters.

Crude Supply

  • The refinery, designed to process mainly heavy crude (only 20% of light crude)
  • Oil Tanking's Brandsen Terminal was developed to supply 100 percent of the crude-oil needs of the Campana Refinery in the province of Buenos Aires, Argentina, through a supply system with a starting point in Oiltanking's Puerto Rosales terminal.
  • The crude oil is initially received by pipeline or vessel at the Puerto Rosales Terminal, then stored and mixed into batches and subsequently pumped through the Puerto Rosales-La Plata Pipeline, owned by Repsol-YPF, to Brandsen.
  • In Brandsen, the crude oil is received in three 20,000 cbm external floating-roof tanks. The crude oil is then pumped through Oiltanking's 22-inch, 166.5-km-long pipeline to the Refinery in Campana.

Products Produced

  • LPG, Gasoline, Diesel, Coke
  • The refinery transports about 60% of its end-products by ship
  • For the remaining 40%, it has a dedicated unit in charge of the distribution of end-products by truck


Other Information



  • 2012 - Bridas Corp acquires the refinery from Exxon
  • 2013 - Foster Wheeler awarded Coker contract
  • 2017 - BP becomes a shareholder in Axion
  • 2017 - Techint E&C sign contract for FCC revamp


  1. Oiltankig Ebytem S.A. - Terminal Brandsen
  2. Start-up of hydrogen plant in Argentina
  3. Foster Wheeler Wins Engineering and Procurement Contract for New Coker in Argentina
  4. BP and Bridas to combine PAE and Axion Energy, forming new integrated energy company
  5. New project for AXION Energy in Argentina