ASTERQUIGAS, founded in 1978, is a non-profit association of leading  independent companies that render petroleum products and chemicals logistic services in Spain. Our companies’ basic activity is focused on chemical and petroleum product storage and distribution:

1

Reception via tanker ship, pipeline, pipes, railcar or truck

2

Storage and handling

3

Shipping via tanker ship, multiproduct pipeline, pipes, truck, or rail

Through their activity,  the companies members of ASTERQUIGAS  contribute to improving costs and supply conditions for chemical and petroleum products in Spain. In relation to modification processes in official specifications and the appearance of new products, our associated companies play an important role in their achievement as well as in implementation times.

 

Our Members

 

The facilities of ASTERQUIGAS members need significant investments due to the large volume of storage tanks and the safety, quality and environmental measures required by the handling of petroleum and chemical products.

Within the activity they carry out, aimed at ensuring the reception, storage and dispatch of petroleum and chemical products that companies and people need daily, we can distinguish the following areas

 

Products

The members of ASTERQUIGAS receive and store petroleum products, chemicals, gases, alcohols and other products necessary for the industry such as solvents, molasses, greases, etc.

Storage

Operational stocks and security or strategic reserves are stored, both with differentiated or undifferentiated quality (commingle)

Distribution

Storage terminals receive and deliver products by truck, pipeline, ship, barge or rail, ensuring supply to service stations, industry, airports and final consumers

Import and Export

The maritime terminals, located in the main Spanish ports, facilitate the importation of petroleum products, chemicals that Spain needs and its export to foreign markets.

Blending and other Activities

In the terminals, products are blended and components are added to improve the quality and value of the products and adapt them to the technical specifications demanded by the markets.

BIO
FU
ELS

 

The traditional activity of ASTERQUIGAS companies has been focused mainly on CHEMICALS and PETROLÍFEROS of mineral origin. However, in recent years the logistics activity of the BIOFUELS has become very important, both in its base components and in the mixtures with gasolines and gas oils, thus contributing to the improvement of the ENVIRONMENT ASTERQUIGAS

 

Our Figures

 

The companies members of ASTERQUIGAS, represent more than 90% of the petroleum products and chemicals logistic sector as shown below

 

60 million
of Tm

Product Flow

 

4,000
Km

Multi-product oil pipelines

 

93
Terminals

Storage facilities

 

12 millions
of m3

Storage Capacity

 

95%%

Market share in Product flow

Our activity

 

The general objectives of ASTERQUIGAS are

 

Making our sector better known

 

To promote knowledge of the activity which is carried out in the storage and distribution sector of petroleum, chemical and gas products.

Monitoring and improvement of the regulatory framework

 

Analyze the Spanish and European regulations that may affect the business of the associated companies and establish common positions of the Association.

Representation of our members

 

Represent the interests of the member companies of the Association both in Spain and in Europe, through the Federation of European Tank Storage Associations, FETSA, of which Asterquigas is a member.

International collaboration

 

Encourage the exchange of information between the members of the Association and with other European Associations, with due respect to confidentiality and competition rules.

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