The refinery lies on an area of around 320 hectares in the municipalities of Sannazzaro de’ Burgondi and Ferrera Erbognone, in the province of Pavia. It lies in the centre of the industrial triangle between Turin, Milan and Genoa, along the oil pipeline that links the terminal in Genoa with French Switzerland. Such a favourable, carefully chosen position has led to the development of an efficient refuelling and distribution pipeline network, thus leading not only to the effective handling of products, with precise and quicker supplies, but especially a drastic reduction in the environmental impact linked to land transport.
Over the years, the Sannazzaro refinery has been subject to progressive technological improvements. These have led to a production capacity today of 11.1 million tonnes per year of petroleum products, with one of the highest levels of complexity and conversion capacity in Europe.