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:


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


Storage and handling


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



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.


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


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.



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



Multi-product oil pipelines



Storage facilities


12 millions
of m3

Storage Capacity



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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