Petrochemicals Database For
Europe and North America
Chemicals production, including petrochemicals and petroleum refining, is responsible for approximately 5.8%* of global greenhouse gas emissions. The sector has significant environmental impacts beyond carbon, including substantial energy requirements, fossil fuel inputs and the toxic/waste impacts of some of its final products such as plastics.
The Spatial Finance Initiative Petrochemicals Database for Europe and North America provides information on production facilities of base chemicals (Ammonia, Benzene, Butadiene, Ethylene, Methanol, Propylene, Toulene/Xylene) in Europe and North America. The database contains 295 facilities with exact geolocation and provides information about ownership, capacity and production type where available.
This information was manually collected, validated and enriched by combining information from various corporate and country specific web and map sources. This is a work in progress and is a first step in developing a global, open asset-level database for the petrochemicals sector. Please contact email@example.com to inform us about any errors, omissions or other feedback.
The Spatial Finance Initiative Petrochemicals Database for Europe and North America can be used by others and is available under a CC BY 4.0 license. The suggested citation is: McCarten, M, Spatial Finance Initiative Petrochemicals Database for Europe and North America (April 2022)
*Ritchie, H., & Roser, M. (2017). CO₂ and greenhouse gas emissions. Our world in data.