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The Evolution of Rodeo Renewed

The San Francisco Refinery consists of two facilities linked by our pipelines. The Santa Maria facility is located in Arroyo Grande, California, 200 miles south of San Francisco, California, while the Rodeo facility is located in the San Francisco Bay Area. Intermediate refined products from the Santa Maria facility are shipped by pipeline to the Rodeo facility for upgrading into finished petroleum products. Refinery facilities include crude distillation, naphtha reforming, hydrocracking, hydrodesulfurization and delayed coking units, as well as a calciner. The refinery currently produces a high percentage of transportation fuels, including CARB-grade gasoline. Other products produced include fuel-grade petroleum coke. The majority of the refined petroleum products are distributed to customers in California by pipeline and barge. Additionally, refined petroleum products are exported to customers primarily in Latin America by waterborne cargo.

We are advancing our conversion plans at the San Francisco Refinery in Rodeo, California, to meet the growing demand for renewable fuels. The hydrotreater feedstock flexibility project reached full rates of 8,000 BPD (120 million gallons per year) of renewable diesel production in July 2021. Separately, the Rodeo Renewed refinery conversion project is expected to be finished in early 2024, subject to permitting and approvals. Consequently, we ceased operations of the Santa Maria facility in February 2023. Upon completion, the converted facility will initially have over 50,000 BPD (800 million gallons per year) of renewable fuels production capacity. The conversion will reduce emissions from the facility and produce lower carbon intensity transportation fuels. We plan to distribute our renewable diesel through new and existing channels, including approximately 600 branded retail sites in California.

Community Hotline

(510) 245-4070

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Clean Product Yield Capability: 85%

Nelson Complexity Factor: 13.3


Gasolines Production: 60 MBD*

Distillates Production: 65 MBD*

Crude Throughput: 120 MBD

Total Throughput: 140 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: Rodeo facility was built in 1896; Santa Maria was built in 1955

LOCATION: Rodeo, California, in the San Francisco Bay area; Santa Maria — Arroyo Grande, California, on the Nipomo Mesa

SIZE: Rodeo is 1,100 acres (approx.); Santa Maria is 1,780 acres (approx.)

WORKFORCE: Approximately 490 employees

  • Transportation fuels (gasoline, diesel and aviation fuel)
  • Petroleum coke
  • Sulfur
  • Pipeline
  • Barge/ship
  • Railcar

Community Advisory Panel

Year established: 1995

The goal of the Rodeo Refinery Community Advisory Panel (CAP) is to create an atmosphere of open communication and partnership with neighboring communities.

The Rodeo CAP was formed in 1995 with 12 members from areas neighboring the refinery. The CAP is an advisory body with the purpose of reviewing, discussing, and making recommendations on issues of concern to its members, the community and the company.

The objectives of the CAP are to function as a resource through which Phillips 66 can identify and discuss issues of community concern; provide perspectives from the membership categories and geographical areas represented on the CAP; suggest ways in which Phillips 66 can strengthen its relationship with its neighbors; review and monitor projects and incidents at the refinery; and comment and share expertise regarding company-identified actions, projects and activities.

The CAP provides feedback to Phillips 66 and suggests ways to strengthen the relationship with the community. Its role is advisory in nature, and the CAP is not asked to approve or reject any actions taken by the company.

Phillips 66 actively works to be responsive to the concerns and recommendations of the CAP and provide such resources, including outside technical assistance, as may be needed by the CAP to perform its function.

The Rodeo Refinery CAP is made up of approximately 12 community members and three local representatives from the Rodeo-Hercules Fire Department, Carquinez-Crockett Fire Department and John Swett Unified School District School Board. The monthly meetings have an average attendance of 12 to 14.

The CAP meets the fourth Monday of the month from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.  Call (510) 245-4070 for more information.