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Daytime up close shot of the Wood River Refinery

Wood River Refinery

Located in Roxana, Illinois, and jointly owned by Phillips 66 and Cenovus Energy through the WRB Refining partnership, the Wood River Refinery is operated by Phillips 66. The refinery processes a mix of light, low-sulfur; heavy, high-sulfur; and high-acid crude oils. Wood River receives Canadian and domestic crude oils, including from U.S.- advantaged sources, and other foreign crude oil. The refinery produces a high percentage of transportation fuels, such as gasoline, diesel and aviation fuels. Other products include petrochemical feedstocks, asphalt and coke.

Its operations consist of two fluid catalytic cracking units, alkylation, hydrocracking, two delayed coking units, naphtha reforming, hydro-treating and sulfur recovery. Finished products leave Wood River through pipelines and by rail, barge and truck.

HISTORY: Built in 1917

LOCATION: Roxana, Illinois, about 15 miles northeast of St. Louis, Missouri

SIZE: 2,200 acres (approx.)

WORKFORCE: More than 1,100 employees (including on-site contractors)

  • Transportation fuels (gasoline, diesel & aviation fuel)
  • Petrochemical feedstocks
  • Asphalt
  • Coke
  • Pipeline
  • Barge/ship
  • Tank truck
  • Railcar

Community Advisory Panel

Year established: 2003

The Wood River Community Advisory Panel (CAP) was established in 2003. At that time, the panel included approximately nine community and seven refinery members. The CAP met periodically to share refinery information and discuss community impact. In 2004, the CAP determined that it was ready to expand membership and have a more visible and active presence in the surrounding communities. As a result, the CAP hired an external facilitator to help manage meeting logistics and assist with the ongoing development of the committee. In 2005, the CAP engaged in a strategic planning process to define its vision, mission, values and goals and continues to review its goals annually. The CAP's goals include:

  • Increasing awareness of CAP within the community and the refinery;
  • Enhancing membership of CAP by increasing community participation;
  • Developing a community outreach plan that includes at least one event;
  • Identifying current refinery and community issues or concerns and share future states, and;
  • Increasing CAP outreach to the surrounding communities including an annual service project.

The Wood River Community Advisory Plan (CAP) is comprised of approximately 15 to 17 community members and five to seven company members and is guided by an external facilitator with administrative support from the refinery.

New members are nominated by current members according to the needs of the CAP. Nomination and voting take place during a CAP meeting or through e-mail, as appropriate. New members will be invited first by members of the CAP and then receive a follow-up letter from the CAP facilitator to confirm acceptance.

Meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each month from 4 to 6 p.m.

Call (618) 255-3375 for more information.

BY THE NUMBERS

Clean Product Yield Capability: 81%

Nelson Complexity Factor: 11.0

 

Capacities

Gasolines Production: 85 MBD*

Distillates Production: 70 MBD*

Crude Throughput: 173 MBD

Total Throughput: 180 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