Los Angeles Refinery

The Los Angeles Refinery comprises two linked facilities, five miles apart, in Carson and Wilmington, California, about 15 miles southeast of Los Angeles International Airport. Carson processes crude oil, and Wilmington upgrades the intermediate products to finished products.

The refinery processes mainly heavy, high-sulfur crude oil. It receives domestic crude oil by pipeline from California and foreign and domestic crude oils by tanker through a third-party terminal in the Port of Long Beach. The refinery produces a high percentage of gasoline, diesel and aviation fuels. Other products include fuel-grade petroleum coke.

The facilities have fluid catalytic cracking, alkylation, hydrocracking, coking and naphtha reforming units. The refinery produces California Air Resources Board (CARB)-grade gasoline and diesel fuels. Refined products are distributed by pipeline and truck to customers in California, Nevada and Arizona.

Facts & Figures

HISTORY: The Carson facility was built in 1923 and the Wilmington facility was built in 1919
LOCATION: Carson and Wilmington, California, about 15 miles southeast of Los Angeles International Airport
SIZE: Carson is 235 acres (approx.) and the Wilmington facility is 424 acres (approx.)
WORKFORCE: More than 875 employees (including on-site contractors)

CRUDE
CAPACITY

139,000
barrels per day
TOTAL
CAPACITY

160,000
barrels per day
NELSON COMPLEXITY
FACTOR

14.3

Products & Production

GASOLINE
CAPACITY

80,000
barrels per day
DISTILLATE
CAPACITY

65,000
barrels per day
CLEAN PRODUCT YIELD
CAPABILITY

89%

  • Transportation fuels (gasoline, diesel and aviation fuel)
  • Fuel-grade petroleum coke

Modes of Transport

  • Pipeline
  • Tank truck

Community Information

Community Advisory Council

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(310) 834-5264 (English)
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For More Information

Janet Grothe
Phone: (310) 952-6038
Email: janet.d.grothe@p66.com