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Daytime shot of the Ponca City Refinery

Ponca City Refinery

The Ponca City Refinery, in Ponca City, Oklahoma, processes a mixture of light, medium and heavy crude oils. Most of the crude oil processed is received by pipeline from Oklahoma, Texas and Canada. Infrastructure improvements have enabled the delivery of increased volumes of locally produced advantaged crude oil by pipeline and truck.

The refinery is a high-conversion facility that produces a full range of products, including gasoline, diesel and aviation fuels; liquefied petroleum gas (LPG); and anode-grade petroleum coke. Its facilities include two fluid catalytic cracking units, alkylation, delayed coking, naphtha reforming and hydrodesulfurization units. Finished petroleum products are shipped by truck, railcar and pipelines to markets throughout the Midcontinent region.

HISTORY: Built in 1918

LOCATION: Ponca City, Oklahoma, about 18 miles south of the Kansas border

SIZE: 2,500 acres (approx.)

WORKFORCE: More than 960 employees (including on-site contractors)

  • Transportation fuels (gasoline, diesel & aviation fuel)
  • Liquefied petroleum gas (LPG)
  • Anode-grade petroleum coke
  • Pipeline
  • Tank truck
  • Railcar

Community Advisory Council

Year established: 1991

The Ponca City Community Advisory Council (CAC) holds monthly meetings which begin with updates on safety and environmental performance followed by information on refinery operations. Many meetings have an educational topic and often focus on environmental matters, such as air quality and groundwater remediation. Other topics of interest include sustainable development and the company's other operations.

The Ponca City CAC's mission statement is to establish and maintain a dialogue between the community and Phillips 66 in order to understand community issues and Phillips 66 issues in an atmosphere of trust and mutual respect, using open, honest communication. With that as a foundation, members of the CAC solicit input from local community members asking what issues, questions or suggestions they have for Phillips 66. The group uses the results to plan the monthly meetings and other CAC-sponsored events in the community.

CAC members take their membership on the council seriously. They ask hard questions and expect honest answers. Combining this dialogue with occasional tours of the refinery to view the operations provides members with an overall understanding of refinery operations and its impact on the community.

The Ponca City CAC includes a total of 14 members and representatives from the Refinery Leadership Team (RLT). The Ponca City CAC members are from the Ponca City public schools, technology school, medical community, Ponca City Development Authority, neighborhood associations, retirees association, fire department, ethnic and cultural diversity, surrounding communities and other concerned citizens. Members are added on an as needed basis.

Meetings are held monthly from 4 - 6 p.m.

Call (580) 767-7130 for more information.


Clean Product Yield Capability: 93%

Nelson Complexity Factor: 8.8



Gasolines Production: 120 MBD*

Distillates Production: 100 MBD*

Crude Throughput: 217 MBD

Total Throughput: 230 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