PCK processes some 12 million metric tons of crude oil to produce:
- Petrol (gasoline)
- Diesel fuel
- Heating oil
- Liquefied petroleum gas
- Aromatic hydrocarbons (benzene, toluene, xylenes) and
- Energy (electricity, steam)
To meet the wide range of market demands, PCK produces some 20 different grades of fuel. PCK was one of the first refineries in Germany to use biofuels and is itself one of the foremost producers of high-quality biofuel components. All of our fuels are of course sulphur-free.
PCK is a no-residue refinery. The last remaining crude oil components that cannot be used are converted into electrical energy in our combined heat and power plant. Half the energy we generate is fed into the state's power grid. This modern power plant also supplies district heating to the city of Schwedt. The power plant boasts high energy efficiency and low CO2 emissions. A three-stage flue gas cleaning system eliminates more than 90% of the sulphur dioxide, nitrogen oxides and dust.
crude-oil distillation units
vacuum distillation units
catalytic conversion plant (FCC)
thermal conversion plant (visbreaker, HSC)
catalytic reformer plants
production of bitumen
production of sulphur
heating oil extra light
aircraft turbine fuel
heavy heating oil
petrochemical products /others
(benzene, toluene, xylenes)
PCK profits from the strategic location of the Druzhba (Friendship) pipeline, which brings 25% of the crude oil used in Germany into the country. Russian crude travels for three weeks through 5,000 km of pipeline before reaching Schwedt. Additional crude oil can be supplied to PCK through the pipeline from the port at Rostock.
Berlin is supplied via the Seefeld product pipeline. Kerosene (jet fuel) is carried to Berlin's Tegel airport by tank truck and to Schönefeld airport southeast of the city by rail in tank cars.
Our entire logistics concept is therefore very evironmentally friendly. Product distribution methods break down as follows:
- 60% by rail
- 27% by pipeline
- and 13 % by road.