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The Lake Charles Refinery is located in Westlake, Louisiana, approximately 150 miles east of Houston, Texas. Refinery facilities include crude distilling, naphtha reforming, fluid catalytic cracking, alkylation, hydrocracking, hydrodesulfurization, isomerization and delayed coking units. Refinery facilities also include a specialty coker and calciner. The refinery produces a high percentage of transportation fuels. Other products produced include off-road diesel, home heating oil, feedstock for our Excel Paralubes joint venture in our M&S segment, and high-quality specialty graphite and fuel-grade petroleum cokes. A majority of the refined petroleum products are distributed to customers in the southeastern and eastern United States by truck, railcar, barge or major common carrier pipelines. Additionally, refined petroleum products are exported to customers primarily in Latin America and Europe by waterborne cargo.
Clean Product Yield Capability: 70%
Nelson Complexity Factor: 11.1
Gasolines Production: 105 MBD*
Distillates Production: 115 MBD*
Crude Throughput: 264 MBD
Total Throughput: 285 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
HISTORY: Built in 1941
LOCATION: Westlake, Louisiana, located in southwest Louisiana on the banks of the Calcasieu River
SIZE: 690 acres (approx.)
WORKFORCE: Approximately 730 employees
- Transportation fuels (gasoline, diesel and aviation fuel)
- Graphite petroleum coke
- Fuel-grade petroleum
- Base oils for lubricants (through Excel Paralubes)
- Tank truck
Community Advisory Panel
Year established: 1990
The mission of the Lake Charles Community Advisory Panel (CAP) is to establish and maintain dialogue between the community and Phillips 66 in order to understand community issues in an environment of trust and mutual respect. Company management and panel members regularly discuss the facility’s operations, environmental and safety performance, community involvement and other issues that CAP members deem important. Recent topics have included the role and responsibility of the Department of Environmental Quality, the state of the refinery, legislative issues, workforce development and the economic outlook for southwest Louisiana.
Members of the CAP represent nearby neighbors, businesses, government, education and students. Phillips 66 is committed to the exchange of information with these groups. Also, members participate in several annual community outreach projects sponsored by the refinery, which include delivery of Thanksgiving baskets to the elderly and a Christmas lunch for a low income housing development.
The Lake Charles CAP has approximately 15 citizen members and four company members, with an average meeting attendance of 12.
Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of every month in the late afternoon.
Call (866) 259-8548 for more information.