Conversion of Slagen Refinery to Import Terminal 

After a thorough Information and Consultation process with employees and their representatives the Board of Directors of Esso Norge AS has decided to convert its Slagen refinery to a Fuel import terminal.

Slagen refinery operates in an increasingly challenging market, characterized by strong competition, evolving regulatory measures and falling demand leading to overcapacity in the market. In this environment the continued Slagen refinery operation is not economically viable over the long term.
Ongoing reliable fuel supply for Esso customers will be ensured through import of high quality fuel products.

We thank our employees for their tremendous efforts to improve the performance of the Slagen refinery. We understand the significant impact of the decision on our employees, and remain committed to supporting them during this challenging time.

All employees impacted by the conversion will be provided with support, including outplacement services for those seeking future employment opportunities. Esso will work closely with relevant authorities to support the employees who will be affected by the conversion. 

Throughout the conversion process, the company’s priorities will remain the same — meeting the expectations of employees, customers and business partners, while maintaining a consistent focus on safe, reliable and environmentally responsible operations. 

Anne Fougner
Public and Government Affairs Manager
Esso Norge AS
Phone +47 90516835


Conversion of Slagen Refinery to Import Terminal