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Total to Reconfigure Dunkirk Refinery Site; Biofuel Cluster Planned

7:25 AM MST | March 8, 2010 | Natasha Alperowicz

Total has, as expected, presented a plan to its French central works council to cease operations permanently at the company's Dunkirk, France refinery, in response to a decline in petroleum product demand. The refinery, a major producer of propylene, has been offstream since last September. Total, meanwhile, is proposing to substitute refining operations at Dunkirk with new business activities. The company plans to develop refining operations support and petroleum logistics activities at the Dunkirk site; partner with electricity group EDF (Paris) in implementing...

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