Compañía Logística de Hidrocarburos

Compañía Logística de Hidrocarburos

Compañía Logística de Hidrocarburos S.A.
Type Sociedad Anónima
Founded 1993
Headquarters Madrid, Spain
Key people José Luis López de Silanes (Chairman and CEO)
Website CLH

The CLH Group is formed by Compañía Logística de Hidrocarburos CLH, S.A. and its subsidiary company, CLH Aviación, S.A. is the leading company on the Spanish market for the transportation and storage of oil products, with over 80 years of experience in this sector.

Today’s Compañía Logística de Hidrocarburos CLH, S.A., which was created in 1927 under the denomination Compañía Arrendataria del Monopolio de Petróleos, S.A. (CAMPSA), and is as a result of the split of the commercial assets of the former Campsa in 1992 as the culmination of the oil sector deregulation process that took place in Spain after it entered the European Common Market.

CLH’s main activity is the storage, transportation and distribution of oil products in mainland Spanish territory and the Balearic Islands, under a system that guarantees free access by third parties to its logistics system In order to do this, the company has one of the largest and most efficient integrated oil product transport and storage networks in the world, with more of 4.000 kilometres of oil pipelines and a storage capacity of 7.2 million cubic metres, which are at the disposal of all oil operators that function in Spain. CLH currently holds logistics service contracts for the use of its facilities with the majority of the operators that operate in Spain, and competes with almost a dozen logistics companies that provide storage and transport services on the Spanish market.

For some years now, CLH has also collaborated with the various oil operators to enable them to offer a differentiated product with the maximum guarantee of quality in the different zones in which the company has a presence.

This involves CLH taking care of the task of incorporating the appropriate additives made by the different operators for improving or differentiating the quality of their various oil products, carrying out an exhaustive quality analysis on them before putting them into its logistics network and also when they are made available once more to the operators.

For its part, CLH Aviación, which was created in 1997 and is a wholly owned subsidiary of CLH, is present at the majority of Spanish airports on the Iberian Peninsular and in the Balearic Islands, offering a service that provides storage, distribution and service into plane of aviation fuels and lubricants. In addition to this, CLH Aviación provides consultancy and technical assistance for the installation and maintenance of distribution chains of various types of aviation fuel.

Share Structure

The stipulations of Royal Decree Law 6/2000 establishes that no individual equity holding should exceed 25%, and that the joint economic participation of shareholders with refining capability installed in Spain should not exceed 45% of the corporate capital of the company.

Right now, and in accordance with these restrictions, the share structure of CLH is as follows:


Storage facilities

CLH has an extensive network of storage facilities distributed over the whole of Spanish mainland territory and the Balearic Islands. This network comprises 37 facilities that store all kinds of oil products and which as a whole represent a storage capacity of 7.2 million cubic metres.

All facilities are operated from a control room, and are fitted with systems that permit the automatic loading of tanker vehicles.

Oil pipelines

The CLH oil pipeline network connects the 8 refineries that exist in peninsular Spain with the storage facilities situated in the areas where consumption is greatest, and it is the principal method of transport used by the company.

This network is of more of 4.000 kilometres long, which makes it the most extensive civil pipeline network in Western Europe.

Transport vessels

CLH also charters 2 tanker vessels on a time-charter basis from shipowners who enjoy a solid reputation and which are guaranteed. These vessels, called “Tinerfe” and “Castillo de Trujillo”, are used to transport fuel to the company’s facilities in the Balearic Islands, or to the few peninsular facilities that are not connected to the oil pipeline network.

NameCapacity (m3)Gross registered tons
Tinerfe18.611 m311.259 Tn
Castillo de Trujillo37.637 m321.656 Tn

Aviation Infrastructure

CLH Aviación has 29 airport facilities situated in Spanish airports on mainland Spanish territory and the Balearic Islands, for providing aircraft refuelling services (service into plane).

Besides this, the facilities at the four major airports, Madrid/Barajas, Barcelona, Palma and Malaga,are fitted with hydrant networks that are situated beneath the aircraft parking area, meaning that aircraft can receive direct refuelling rather than using tanker vehicles.

CLH Aviación also has vehicles that are specially adapted for aircraft fuel supply. The company has a fleet of 113 refuelling units of varying capacities and 48 hydrant dispenser vehicles.

External links

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