Phillips 66: Rodeo Refinery

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Phillips 66 has 15 refineries globally and 2.2 million barrels a day of capacity. "When we think about our refining business we like to think about it in four segments. One is the Mid-Continent, about 21% of our capacity is there. Margins have been very strong in this area, as you know. Our largest region is the Gulf Coast, about 33% of our capacity is there.We have large economy of scale here. We have very complex refineries on the Gulf Coast. The Western US and Pacific region is about 20%, includes our interests in the Melaka refinery.The West Coast has typically had high margins historically, but the last couple years has been challenged in part due to the economic slowdown in California." Derivative Photo: Hugh Pickens

Phillips 66 has 15 refineries globally and 2.2 million barrels a day of capacity. "When we think about our refining business we like to think about it in four segments. One is the Mid-Continent, about 21% of our capacity is there. Margins have been very strong in this area, as you know. Our largest region is the Gulf Coast, about 33% of our capacity is there.We have large economy of scale here. We have very complex refineries on the Gulf Coast. The Western US and Pacific region is about 20%, includes our interests in the Melaka refinery.The West Coast has typically had high margins historically, but the last couple years has been challenged in part due to the economic slowdown in California."[1][2][3]

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San Francisco Refinery

The Rodeo Refinery. Semi-refined products from the Santa Maria facility are sent by pipeline to the Rodeo facility for upgrading into finished petroleum products. A high proportion of the refinery's production is transportation fuel, such as gasoline, diesel fuel and jet fuel. The refinery produces CARB-grade gasoline using ethanol to meet government-mandated oxygenate requirements. The majority of refined products are distributed by pipeline, railcar and barge to customers in California.[4] Photo by Thomas Hawk Flicker Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC 2.0)
The Santa Maria Refinery. Semi-refined products from the Santa Maria facility are sent by pipeline to the Rodeo facility for upgrading into finished petroleum products. A high proportion of the refinery's production is transportation fuel, such as gasoline, diesel fuel and jet fuel. The refinery produces CARB-grade gasoline using ethanol to meet government-mandated oxygenate requirements. The majority of refined products are distributed by pipeline, railcar and barge to customers in California.[5] Photo by 350.org Flicker Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

Description of San Francisco Refineries at Rodeo and Santa Maria

The San Francisco Refinery is comprised of two facilities linked by a 200-mile pipeline. The Santa Maria facility is located in Arroyo Grande, Calif., while the Rodeo facility is in the San Francisco Bay Area. The combined facilities have a total crude oil processing capacity of 120 MBD. The refinery processes mainly heavy, high-sulfur crude oil. It receives California crude oil via pipeline and both domestic and foreign crude oil by tanker. Semi-refined products from the Santa Maria facility are sent by pipeline to the Rodeo facility for upgrading into finished petroleum products. A high proportion of the refinery's production is transportation fuel, such as gasoline, diesel fuel and jet fuel. The refinery produces CARB-grade gasoline using ethanol to meet government-mandated oxygenate requirements. The majority of refined products are distributed by pipeline, railcar and barge to customers in California.[6]

Located on 1600 acres, the Santa Maria Refinery has been in operation for more than 50 years. With 135 full-time employees and 70 specialized subcontractors, the refinery is permitted to produce a maximum of 44,500 barrels of refined crude per day. Phillips 66 has received permission for a 10 percent increase in the capacity of the refinery, from 44,500 barrels a day to 48,900 barrels a day.[7][8]

News and Views on Rodeo Refinery

June 4, 2014: County Supervisors Order More Environmental Study for Rodeo Refinery Expansion

Jean Tepperman reported at the East Bay Express on June 4, 2014 that Contra Costa residents and environmentalists fighting pollution from oil refineries scored two wins at the board of supervisors as county supervisors voted to send a proposal by Phillips 66 for a new project at its Rodeo refinery back for another round of environmental review. The previous environmental impact report (EIR) of the Phillips 66 proposal - to construct new storage tanks for propane and butane - was "flawed," explained Catherine Kutsuris, director of the Department of Conservation and Development. Many comments from community residents, as well as a letter from the Bay Area Air Quality Management District, pointed out that the original EIR failed to address the "cumulative impacts" of the Phillips 66 proposal together with other local oil industry projects.[9]

According to Tepperman, refinery workers packed the chamber and spoke in support of the Phillips 66 project, while members of local groups such as Crockett Rodeo United to Defend the Environment (CRUDE), along with representatives of environmental organizations, supported the recommendation to revise and re-circulate the EIR. At the invitation of Supervisor Federal Glover, Larry Silva, manager of health and safety at the Phillips 66 plant, described the environmental benefits of the project, including lowering sulfur dioxide emissions and the potential for flaring. He said other projects have not had to do a cumulative health impact and asked for fair treatment.[10]

June 3, 2014: Rodeo Refinery Propane Recovery Project Delayed Again Over Environmental Impact

Rick Jones reported on the Martinez News-Gazette on June 3, 2014 that Contra Costa County officials want to recirculate the environmental impact report (EIR) for the Phillips 66 Rodeo refinery propane and butane recovery project that calls for the installation of new equipment to recover and sell propane and butane instead of burning it as fuel at the refinery or flaring off excesses. The project would reduce emissions of several pollutants, including sulfur dioxide, the refinery has said. Appeals, by Communities for a Better Environment and the Rodeo Citizens Association, contend the report understates potential impacts of the project and warn that Phillips plans to process more and dirtier crude oil. Phillips has described those contentions as incorrect and speculative.[11]

April 4, 2014: Hearing on Rodeo Refinery Project Postponed until May 13

The Contra Costa Times reported on April 4, 2014 that a public hearing on a propane-and-butane recovery project at the Phillips 66 refinery in Rodeo was postponed by Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors to May 13. New equipment would enable the refinery to recover propane and butane instead of using it as fuel in its boilers or burning off excesses in a process called flaring, the company argued. It added it does not need to refine heavier crudes to make the project work. Opponents of the project argued the environmental report does not adequately study many of the project's potential impacts and it overstates the baseline amounts of propane and butane currently produced at the refinery. They also warned that Phillips plans to process more and dirtier oil. Phillips 66, characterizing many of the appellants' objections as speculative and based on incorrect assumptions, asserted the project would reduce emissions of the pollutant sulfur dioxide. Moreover, Phillips 66 said, there are no restrictions on the kinds of crude the refinery can process now or in the future.[12]

March 10, 2014: Phillips Fined $239k for Air Quality Violations at Rodeo Refinery in 2008 and 2009

Denis Cuff reported in the Contra Costa Times that the Bay Area Air Quality Management District announced on March 10, 2014 that it had reached a civil settlement with Phillips for the payment of $230,900 in air pollution penalties for 19 air quality violations at their Rodeo Refinery in 2008 and 2009 that included late or missed flare gas samples, failure to install and inspect required emission controls on the wastewater system, and operating a storage tank while control valves were open.The refinery also exceeded hydrogen sulfide limits in fuel gas. "The air district has the responsibility to ensure that refineries operate their facilities in full compliance of air quality regulations to protect the health of local residents," said Jack Broadbent, the air district's executive officer. "Any violation of these regulations, no matter how minor, will not be tolerated."[13] Officials at Phillips said the company had disclosed most of the violations to the air district and fixed the problems quickly. "We continue to make improvements in our procedures, training and monitoring to minimize if not eliminate the likelihood of recurrence," said Janet Grothe, a spokeswoman for Phillips.[14]

February 28, 2014: Phillips Faces Compliance Hearing for Pollution Monitoring System at Rodeo Refinery

The Contra Costa Times reported on February 28, 2014 that the Contra Costa County Zoning Administrator will hold a compliance meeting on March 3, 2014 on the land use permit of the Phillips 66 Rodeo Refinery to determine if the fence line pollution monitoring system, deemed deficient in October, has been fixed. The system is supposed to function 95 percent of the time, according to an agreement between the refinery and an environmental working group that is a condition of a Clean Fuels Expansion Project. According to the staff report, a contractor found the monitoring system exceeded the 95 percent standard during four months of a 10-month period, and failed to meet the standard during six of those months.[15]

January 29, 2014: Phillips 66 Agrees To Pay $6,000 In State Fines for Water Pollution Violations from Rodeo Refinery

The Contra Costa Times reported on January 29, 2014 that Phillips has agreed to pay $6,000 in fines to the state for exceeding discharge limits for selenium on two different occasions at its Rodeo refinery along San Pablo Bay that occurred on July 2, 2012 and September 5, 2012. Phillips agreed to waive its right to a hearing and to settle the matter under the board's Expedited Payment Program. The settlement is pending acceptance by the board's executive officer following a public comment period that runs until 5 p.m. on February 28, 2014.[16]

October 30, 2013: Garland Says the Option Value to Hold onto West Coast Refineries at Los Angeles and San Francisco is Not High

In answer to a question from Bradley Olsen of Tudor Pickering Holt & Co. Securities, Inc. Garland told analysts at the third quarter earnings conference on October 30, 2013 that the option value to hold onto West Coast Refineries at Los Angeles and San Francisco is not high. "I think in any time we look at an asset and we're going to let an asset go, if we are going to get value for PSX shareholders, it has to be tax efficient in terms of the transaction itself. And we look at these assets East and West Coast, we'll put in advantaged crudes, so that we think we can make them better and drive more value ultimately and optionality that thing, we look at these assets both east and west, we don't have to put a lot of money into these assets," said Garland. "The option value to hold on is not high for us and again they are generating positive cash or generating maybe single-digit returns, but they are adding value to the portfolio overall. So we don't feel like there it is stressed assets, we just have to move today. So we'll hold them for some option value. We'll consider multiple ways to create values with these assets, but in the mean time we're going to work to make them better."[17]

October 7, 2013: Phillips Pitches Rodeo Refinery Modernization Project to Hercules City Council

The Contra Costa Times reported on October 7, 2013 that Phillips will make a presentation to the Hercules City Council on October 8, 2013 to promote a modernization project at its Rodeo refinery that would increase the recovery of propane and butane from the refining process in a campaign to generate public support for the project, which Phillips says will benefit the environment by reducing sulfur dioxide emissions, and create well-paying jobs at the refinery and in the surrounding community. Opponents of the plan say the new jobs would be mostly temporary and that the project would bring noise and threaten public safety citing the dangers of storing hydrocarbons and transporting them by rail.[18]

October 3, 2013: Phillips Reports Small Fire in Process Unit at Rodeo Refinery

Phillips 66 reported a small fire in the insulation of a process unit at its Rodeo refinery in northern California, according to a filing with the Contra Costa Health Services. [19]

August 23, 2013: Expansion of Rodeo Refinery Worries East Bay Residents

KGO-TV reported on August 23, 2013 that a plan to build a propane storage facility at Phillips' Rodeo Refinery has some residents fearing for their safety, especially after the big explosion at a propane plant in Central Florida last month. "You can run from a fire, you cannot run from an explosion," says Tegan Clive of Rodeo. "It's too close to people." Phillips says they're just trying to catch up to their competitors in the Bay Area, that all the others already have propane plants on site. "Right now, we currently utilize propane and butane and burn it in our furnaces here. So, it's a fuel source. We're going to replace that with natural gas, something that's cleaner burning than propane and butane," says Phillips spokesman Mark Hughest. Phillips 66 says their plan has been reviewed by safety experts and the risks are low. The Contra Costa Planning Commission has approved a draft environmental impact report. If the full board of supervisors approves a final plan, Phillips hopes to begin construction early next year.[20]

June 10, 2013: Equipment Problem at Rodeo Refinery

4-traders reported on June 10, 2013 that according to a filing with the Contra Costa Health Services Hazardous Materials Program, sulfur dioxide was burned off after an unspecified equipment problem at Rodeo Refinery. The filing did not give a date.[21]

April 18, 2013: Phillips to Restart Hydrocracker after Pump Repairs at Rodeo Refinery

Phillips to Restart Hydrocracker after Pump Repairs at Rodeo Refinery by April 18.[22]

April 12, 2013: Phillips Cuts Production at Rodeo Refinery to Repair Pump

Bloomberg reported on April 12, 2013 that Phillips cut production at Rodeo Refinery to repair a pump at the No. 246 hydrocracker that was damaged after overheating on April 10, 2013. The work is expected to last about three days, said a person familiar with operations at Rodeo, who asked not to be identified because the information isn't public.[23]

April 10, 2013: Rodeo Refinery Flared Gases for Six Hours after a Unit Shut

Bloomberg reported on April 11, 2013 that Rodeo refinery flared gases for six hours after a unit shut, the company said in a notice to Contra Costa County regulators on April 10, 2013.[24]

March 20, 2013: Phillips Signs Deal that Could Boost Deliveries of Cheap Crude to Rodeo Refinery

Eliot Caroom reported on Bloomberg on March 20, 2013 that Phillipshas signed a pact with Targa Resources Partners LP (NGLS) for five years to provide rail-unloading and barge-loading services in Tacoma, Washington for about 30,000 barrels a day of U.S. and Canadian crudes that will go to the Ferndale Refinery. Phillips's Rodeo refinery near San Francisco could also receive crude deliveries, displacing imports from outside North America. "We are aggressively pursuing increased access to advantaged crudes in North America by partnering with leading third-party transportation providers and better leveraging our own system capabilities," Greg Garland, Phillips 66 chairman and chief executive officer, said in the statement. "Increasing our utilization of those advantaged crudes should allow us to capture significant value in our refining and marketing businesses."[25]

February 13, 2013: Phillips Reports Gasoline Leak at Rodeo Refinery

According to a filing with the Contra Costa Health Services, Phillips 66's refinery in Rodeo, California, experienced a small gas leak of several gallons from a seal on a pump February 11. The company reported that it isolated and stopped the leak.[26]

February 5, 2013: Canadian Crude is Being Transported to San Francisco Refinery

Reuters reported on February 5, 201 that Tim Taylor, Phillips executive vice president for commercial, marketing, transportation and business development, told the Credit Suisse energy conference that Phillips has begun moving cut-price Canadian crude to its California refineries at Los Angeles and San Francisco via rail. "We're beginning to deliver Canadian crude to our California refineries by rail," said Taylor. Garland told Reuters on January 30, 2013 that Phillips was looking at coiled tube cars that are suited to bitumen in Canada's heavy oil deposits that must be heated in order to flow.[27]

February 1, 2013: Unspecified Unit Outage at Rodeo Refinery

Fox Business reported on February 6, 2013 that an unspecified unit outage occurred at Philips Rodeo refinery on February 1, 2013.[28]

January 30, 2013: Garland Does Not Rule Out a Sale of San Francisco Refinery

Reuters reports that Greg Garland told investors on January 30, 2013 at the 4th quarter earnings conference that Phillips did not rule out a sale of Phillips two California refineries, one at Los Angeles and one at San Francisco, given challenges with state regulatory requirements and high costs. "We're studying any and all options for California in terms of where do we go long-term in the business," said Garland. "We are doing everything we can to improve it. I don't feel it's a distressed asset. We want to take our time and be thoughtful."[29]

Garland told analysts that Phillips 66 was looking at getting railcars capable of hauling even cheaper Canadian heavy crude to the company's refineries in California. However, he said resistance to such a move was likely. A 2006 California law requiring sharp cuts in emissions has a component that would require refineries to run crudes produced in environmentally friendly ways. Canadian crude production comes with high emissions. Plus, California has the huge Monterey shale, estimated by the U.S. government to have more reserves than the prolific Eagle Ford in Texas or Bakken in North Dakota. But output has been spotty with geology that differs from those other plays. Given those uncertainties, Garland told Reuters in an interview that for the time being, Phillips 66 will focus on improving the California refineries' single-digit returns while studying a possible sale, joint venture or spinoff. "The option value to hold California is zero. It really costs us nothing."[30]

January 22, 2013: Unspecified Shutdown at Rodeo Refinery

Fox Business reported on February 6, 2013 that an unspecified shutdown occurred at Philips Rodeo refinery on January 22, 2013.[31]

January 9, 2013: Phillips Reports Sulfur Dioxide Emissions at Rodeo Refinery

Phillips 66 reported emissions of sulfur dioxide from an unspecified unit at its Rodeo refinery very early morning on January 9, according to a filing with the California Emergency Management Agency. The filing did not specify the cause of the emissions, which lasted for more than seven hours.[32]

January 9, 2013: Phillips Restarts an Unspecified Unit at Rodeo Refinery

Phillips reported an unspecified unit restart at its Rodeo refinery early on January 9, according to a filing with local environmental regulators. No further detail is provided in the filing.[33]

October 31, 2012: California Refineries are in Lower Performing Part of Refinery Portfolio and Must Improve

Tim Taylor was asked at the Phillips Third Quarter Earnings Conference on October 31, 2012 if Phillips' position with its two major refineries in California was sufficiently advantaged to warrant continued participation and replied that when Phillips looks at the West Coast, it's been one of the more challenged markets from a recovery standpoint post-recession. "In California, specifically, it's a tough regulatory environment, as well, so costs are higher. And there is a lot of potential additional costs as new regulations come into effect. That said, it's still a very significant market and we think it's really important to look at how can we get some of these crudes out of the middle part of the country into the West Coast, particularly California. So we're working hard on that to try and change that. The comment I'd make in Washington is that that's got a natural access to the Bakken in North Dakota and Canadian crudes. We separate the Washington piece from the California piece that way. But everyone's working hard to look at some crude solutions for the West Coast to improve its competitive position."[34]

"I think we look at the market and say demand continues to struggle out there, as well, post-recession," added Taylor. "And then I think you look more fundamentally at the operating environment and the costs associated with particularly the environmental regulations. And we think that's going to continue to keep pressure on operations and operating costs out there. So, yes, I would say that from a California perspective it is one of the more challenged parts of our portfolio in terms of the basic value equation. So that's why we're still looking at the crude side of it. And continuing to stay abreast and on top of what it's going to take to comply with things like AB32 to really maintain your operations out there."[35]

Asked if California would still remain part of Phillips' core portfolio Taylor replied that right now California is in the lower performing part of Phillips portfolio. "So I think that if our assessment would become that it's going to be challenged for some period of time, we've either got to find a way to improve that operation or find some other way to deal with that."[36]

September 10, 2012: Unplanned Flaring Event at Rodeo Refinery

Nasdaq reported on September 20, 2012 that unplanned flaring event took place on September 10, 2012 at the Rodeo Refinery, according to the California Emergency Management Agency. It wasn't known which units were affected.[37]

August 29, 2012: Fire at Rodeo Refinery Said to Have Shut Down Coker Plant

Bloomberg reported on August 30, 2012 that according to Rick Johnson, a Phillips 66 spokesman, a "small fire" was extinguished in a unit at the Rodeo Refinery on August 29, 2012. According to a person with knowledge of the incident who asked not to be identified because the information isn't public, the fire was said to have shut down the coker plant and the unit, which converts heavy oil feedstocks into lighter products such as naphtha and heating oil, was not expected to run at 50 percent of capacity until after 4 pm on August 30, 2012 and not at full rates until the end of the week. Phillips 66 declined to comment on the unit's status.[38]

August 24, 2012: Rodeo Refinery Shuts Down Hydrocracking unit due to Equipment Failure

Reuters reported that the Rodeo Refinery shut the hydrocracking unit August 24, 2012 due to an equipment failure, according to a notice filed with California pollution regulators. "Equipment failure at the unicracker required shutdown and flaring," according to the notice filed with the Contra Costa County Health Department Hazardous Materials Program.[39]

August 10, 2012: Sources Allege Phillips Delaying Work on a Hydrocracker at Rodeo Refinery to Take Advantage of Record Profits

Businessweek reported on August 10, 2012 that Phillips is said to made the decision to delay work on a hydrocracker at the Rodeo refinery in Northern California to take advantage of a fuel-price surge after a fire that cut production at Chevron Corp's Richmond plant. The Rodeo refinery put off maintenance for at least a month at a hydrocracking unit, which makes gasoline and jet fuel, said a person with knowledge of the schedule. The work on the hydrocracker was to have taken six weeks.[40] Phillips 66 delayed a hydrocracker turnaround at the Rodeo refinery in Northern California by a month to profit from a price surge following an Aug. 6 fire at Chevron's Richmond refinery, a person with direct knowledge of the work said.[41]

August 1, 2012: Phillips to Run 30,000 bpd of Advantaged Crudes to Rodeo Refinery

Phillips reported during their second-quarters earnings report on August 1, 2012 that Phillips wants to move the shale crudes from 120,000 to ultimately 450,000 to 460,000 barrels a day and has a plan to get advantaged crude into most of Phillips' refineries. "We are trying to get those crudes to every refinery we can," said Phillips CEO Greg Garland. "Smaller Rodeo we can get at 30,000 barrels a day."[42]

July 25, 2012: Valve Leak Causes Flaring at Rodeo Refinery

The Wall Street Journal reported on July 25, 2012 that a leaking valve caused flaring and the release of excessive amounts of sulfur dioxide on July 24, the Rodeo, Refinery according to a California Emergency Management Agency Hazardous Materials Spill Report.[43]

July 19, 2012: Pump Fire at Rodeo Refinery

Bloomberg reported on July 19, 2012 that Phillips 66 extinguished a fire on a pump at the 76,000-barrel-a-day Rodeo plant, according to Rich Johnson, a company spokesman in Houston.[44]

June 27, 2012: Contra Costa Health Department to Address Concerns About Rodeo Refinery Chemical Release

The San Fransisco Chronicle reported on June 27, 2012 that the Contra Costa Health Department will hold a meeting on July 2nd to address concerns and answer questions about the Phillips 66 refinery chemcial release, which occurred on June 15th and affected residents in Pleasant Hill & Martinez. On June 15, the seam of a tank storing processed water at the Phillips 66 refinery separated and allowed hydrogen sulfide vapors into the air, causing a rotten egg odor. The release persisted throughout the area and people may have felt nausea, had headaches or people with respiratory sensitivities may have affected their breathing. Hazardous Materials Ombudsman Michael Kent said it is important to be transparent when such incidents occur so the public is aware of what happened, what is being done and what follow-up actions are taking place. Speakers at the meeting will include representatives from Phillips 66 and County Supervisor Federal Glover's office, Public Health Director Dr. Wendel Brunner and Chief Environmental Health and Hazardous Materials Officer Randy Sawyer.[45]

June 16, 2012: Crews Pumped Hundreds of Thousands Of Gallons Of "Sour Water" from a Ruptured Tank at Rodeo Refinery

Rick Hurd reported in the Contra Costa Times on June 16, 2012 that hazardous materials crews pumped hundreds of thousands of gallons of "sour water" from a ruptured tank at a Phillips 66 petroleum refinery in Rodeo as they continued to clean up from a leak the day before. Hydrogen sulfide is not dangerous in low concentrations, but its offensive rotten-egg smell is strong and easily noticed, and can cause dizziness and nausea, said Randy Sawyer, the county's chief environmental health and hazardous materials officer. The threshold for the gas becoming a health hazard is 30 parts per million, and the highest measurement in the area surrounding the refinery was 1 part per million. Crews laid down a blanket of firefighting foam in the tank, and a contractor will rivet and tape down a heavy chemical resistant tarp. The cause of the rupture remains unknown, and the investigation likely won't be finished for weeks.[46][47]

June 15, 2012: Gas Release from Rodeo Refinery Causes Concern in Benicia

JB Davis reported in the Benicia Patch that a leak at the Phillips 66 oil refinery in Rodeo caused a gaseous smell that greeted morning walkers in Benicia as ground level monitors in Benicia that track air quality did showed an uptick in hydrogen sulfide, a colorless, flammable gas that has a rotten egg smell. The Contra Costa County Hazardous Materials team and the county's health department determined that the leak created a "non-harmful nuisance odor," according to Division Chief Nick Thomas of the Benicia Fire Department. "Just prior to 8 a.m. was the height of the readings but they are back to normal now," said Benicia Fire Chief Steve Vucurevich who also reported that the City has received nearly 400 phone calls about the odor.[48] Phillips 66 reported that a leak from a storage tank caused a release of water used in the refining process. The water has a foul smell like rotten eggs. Refinery production was unaffected.[49]

June 4, 2012: Planned Overhaul Completed at Rodeo Refinery

Reuters reported on June 4, 2012 that Phillips 66 has completed a planned overhaul at Rodeo Refinery that began on April 24.[50]

June 1, 2012: Sulfur Dioxide Emissions due to a Flaring Event at Rodeo Refinery

Reuters reported that Phillips 66 reported sulfur dioxide emissions due to a flaring event at its refinery in Rodeo, California, according to a filing with state pollution regulators. The filing with California Emergency Management Agency said the release would not pose threat to local residents. Flaring usually indicates refinery operations are interrupted by planned maintenance or an unplanned breakdown.[51]

Phillips 66 Worldwide Refineries

Phillips has the following worldwide refineries:[52]

Country Name Location Capacity (KBD) Nelson Complexity Factor Clean Product Yield
Gulf Coast US Alliance Refinery (AL) Belle Chasse, LA 247 12.5 86%
Eastern US and Europe Bayway Refinery (BW) Linden, NJ 238 8.4 90%
Central US Billings Refinery (BI) Billings, MT 118 14.4 89%
Central US Borger Refinery (BG) Borger, TX 146 12.3 89%
Western US and Asia Ferndale Refinery (FN) Ferndale, WA 105 7.0 75%
Eastern US and Europe Humber Refinery (HU) North Linconshire 265 11.6 81%
Gulf Coast US Lake Charles Refinery (LC) Westlake, LA 239 11.2 69%
Western US and Asia Los Angeles Refinery (LA) Carson, CA/Wilmington, CA 139 14.1 87%
Western US and Asia Melaka Refinery in Malaysia (ME) Melaka 58 9.3 83%
Eastern US and Europe MIRO Refinery in Germany* (MI) Karlsruhe 56 7.9 85%
Central US Ponca City Refinery (PC) Ponca City, OK 187 9.8 91%
Western US and Asia San Francisco Refinery (SF) Rodeo, CA and Santa Maria, CA 120 13.5 83%
Gulf Coast US Sweeny Refinery (SW) Old Ocean, TX 247 13.2 87%
Eastern US and Europe Whitegate Refinery in Ireland (WG) Cork 71 3.8 65%
Central US Wood River Refinery (WR) Roxana, IL 306 12.5 85%
  • Denotes joint ventures. Crude capacity reflects that proportion.

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Hugh Pickens

Hugh Pickens (Po-Hi '67) is a physicist who has explored for oil in the Amazon jungle, crossed the empty quarter of Saudi Arabia, and built satellite control stations for Goddard Space Flight Center all over the world. Retired in 1999, Pickens and his wife moved from Baltimore back to his hometown of Ponca City, Oklahoma in 2005 where he cultivates his square foot garden, mows nine acres of lawn, writes about local history and photographs events at the Poncan Theatre and Ponca Playhouse.

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