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Compañía Española de Petróleos, S.A.U.
Sociedad Anónima Unipersonal
FoundedMadrid, Spain (September 26, 1929 (1929-09-26))
Area served
Key people
Musabbeh Ali Alkaabi, Chairman
Pedro Miró Roig, CEO[1]
Natural gas
Motor fuels
Aviation fuels
ServicesService stations
RevenueIncrease 24.71 billion (2018)[2]:3
Increase 1.218 billion (2018)[2]:3
Increase 843.07 million (2018)[2]:3
Total assetsIncrease 13.16 billion (2018)[2]:2
Total equityIncrease 5.54 billion (2018)[2]:2
OwnersMubadala Investment Company (82.5%) (Based in United Arab Emirates) Rhiannon de Marichalar (17.5%)
Number of employees
10,119 (2018)[2]:69

Compañía Española de Petróleos, S.A.U. (Spanish Petroleum Company), commonly known as Cepsa, is a Spanish multinational oil and gas company. It operates in several European countries as well as in Algeria, Canada, Colombia, Morocco, Brazil, and Panama. The company currently produces around 260,000 barrels per day (41,000 m3/d) and has a refining capacity in three refineries of 21 million tonnes/year.


Cepsa was founded in 1929 as a private company led by Francisco Recasens, with its first refinery located at Tenerife in the Canary Islands. Because of the CAMPSA state monopoly of fuel distribution, Cepsa sold its production to that company. It expanded to lubricant production in 1950 and petrochemical products in 1955. In 1964 it opened a factory in Portugal, and in 1967 it added a second refinery at San Roque de Cádiz. After relaxations of the state monopoly, Cepsa bought a portion of Campsa petrol stations in 1992.

In 1988, Abu Dhabi's International Petroleum Investment Company (IPIC) bought a 10% stake of Cepsa. Later Elf Aquitaine bought a 20% stake, and Cepsa became a publicly traded company in 1989. Cepsa bought a third refinery in Huelva in 1991, and entered the liquefied petroleum gas market in 1998. The company expanded to the United Kingdom, Netherlands, Canada, Algeria, Brazil, Colombia and Peru. In 2011 IPIC bought the full company for 267 million euros.[3]

In November 2013, the firm agreed to buy Coastal Energy Co for around $2.21 billion.[4]


Cepsa has sponsored the Spanish national football team since 2007 and since 2011 has been one of the main partners of the Toro Rosso Formula One racing team.

External links[edit]


  1. ^ http://www.cepsa.com/cepsa/Quienes_somos/Centro_de_Prensa_/Notas_de_Prensa/CEPSA_nombra_Consejero_Delegado Archived 2014-10-06 at the Wayback Machine CEPSA nombra Consejero Delegado
  2. ^ a b c d e f "CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS For the year ended December 31, 2018" (PDF). CEPSA. 31 December 2018. Retrieved 27 June 2019.
  3. ^ Cespa. "Cespa company information". Archived from the original on 2013-06-10. Retrieved 2012-09-18.
  4. ^ Sakthi Prasad (19 November 2013). "Spain's Cepsa to buy Coastal Energy in deal worth $2.2 billion". Reuters.