Lake Charles Refinery

Located in Westlake, Louisiana, the Lake Charles Refinery processes primarily heavy, high-sulfur and high-acid crude oils, along with some light, sweet crude oil. It receives domestic Gulf Coast, U.S.-advantaged and foreign crude oils.

Within the facilities are crude distillation, a fluid catalytic cracker, alkylation, a delayed coker and hydrodesulfurization units that enable the refinery to produce gasoline and diesel fuels, home heating oil and fuel-grade petroleum coke. The facilities also include a specialty coker and calciner, which produce graphite petroleum coke for the steel industry.

Lake Charles produces a high percentage of gasoline and aviation fuels, along with home heating oil. The majority of its refined products are distributed by truck, railcar, barge or major common-carrier pipelines in the southeastern and eastern United States. In addition, refined products can be sold into export markets through the refinery's marine terminal.

Facts & Figures

HISTORY: Built in 1941
LOCATION: Westlake, Louisiana, located in southwest Louisiana on the banks of the Calcasieu River
SIZE: 690 acres (approx.)
WORKFORCE: More than 1,100 (including on-site contractors)

CRUDE
CAPACITY

249,000
barrels per day
TOTAL
CAPACITY

285,000
barrels per day
NELSON COMPLEXITY
FACTOR

11.1

Products & Production

GASOLINE
CAPACITY

90,000
barrels per day
DISTILLATE
CAPACITY

115,000
barrels per day
CLEAN PRODUCT YIELD
CAPABILITY

70%

  • Transportation fuels (gasoline, diesel & aviation fuel)
  • Graphite petroleum coke
  • Home heating oil
  • Fuel-grade petroleum
  • Base oils for lubricants (through Excel Paralubes)

Modes of Transport

  • Pipeline
  • Barge/ship
  • Tank truck

Community Information

Community Advisory Panel
Fact Sheet - Clooney Loop Remediation and the Interstate Highway 10 Bridge over the Calcasieu River

24-hour community awareness hotline

(866) 259-8548

For More Information

Main Phone Line
(337) 491-5211

Megan Hartman
Phone: (337) 491-4443
Email: megan.m.hartman@p66.com