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Daytime arial shot of the Ferndale Refinery

Ferndale Refinery

Our Ferndale Refinery is located on Puget Sound in Ferndale, Washington, about 20 miles south of the U.S.-Canada border. It processes a variety of domestic and foreign crude oils, including Alaskan North Slope, Canadian and U.S. shale crudes.

With a deep-water dock, a 30,000 BPD rail unloading facility and access to existing crude oil pipelines, Ferndale has the flexibility to process a broad slate of crudes. Its facilities consist of a fluid catalytic cracker, an alkylation unit, hydro-treating units and a naphtha reformer.

The refinery produces gasoline and diesel. Other products include residual fuel oil, which supplies the northwest marine transportation market. Most of Ferndale’s refined products are distributed by pipeline and barge to major markets in the northwest United States.

The Ferndale Refinery was awarded the 2020 ENERGY STAR certification in recognition of its efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through energy efficiency.  The refinery adheres to the highest of standards and has held certifications 7 out of the last 8 years. To learn more about our commitment to operational excellence and sustainability, and what is required to earn an ENERGY STAR certification, visit our ENERGY STAR page.


HISTORY: Built in 1954

LOCATION: Ferndale, Washington, about 20 miles south of the U.S.-Canada border

SIZE: 850 acres (approx.)

WORKFORCE: More than 400 employees (including on-site contractors)

  • Transportation fuels (gasoline & diesel)
  • Fuel oil
  • Pipeline
  • Barge/ship
  • Railcar


Clean Product Yield Capability: 81%

Nelson Complexity Factor: 7.7



Gasolines Production: 65 MBD*

Distillates Production: 35 MBD*

Crude Throughput: 105 MBD

Total Throughput: 121 MBD


* Clean product capacities are maximum rates for each clean product category, independent of each other. They are not additive when calculating the clean product yield capability for each refinery.
(MBD) Thousand Barrels Per Day