Société des Transports Pétroliers par Pipelines (Trapil) was created by the French government in 1950 to build and operate a pipeline and auxiliary installations to transport refined petroleum products between the Basse-Seine and Paris regions.
In 1953, our first pipeline, the 200-km Le Havre-Paris (LHP), was brought on stream with 25-cm diameter pipes connecting refineries in Normandy to depots in the Paris region.
Following its extension to Tours and Caen, the LHP is now Europe’s oldest, largest civilian pipeline network, comprising 1,375 km of pipe ranging in diameter from 25 to 81 cm, 28 pumping stations and 27 delivery terminals. It ties into two other pipeline networks, four refineries and three dispatch stations, and supplies 30 depots.
Trapil is owned by France’s leading oil companies, who joined together in making this major capital investment to secure the sustainability of business-critical facilities.
Trapil operates three multi-product pipelines:
- The Le Havre-Paris pipeline (LHP), which it owns,
- The Mediterranean Rhone pipeline (PMR),
- The NATO pipelines in France (ODC).
Together, they represent a total of:
- 4,700 kilometers of main lines,
- 850,000 cubic meters of tank farms,
- 160 pumping and delivery facilities.
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Vice President, Quality Health Safety & Sustainable Development
Vice President, Engineering
Vice President, Civilian Pipelines
Chief Financial Officer
Vice President, Human Resources
Vice President, NATO Pipelines