- Ownership: Alon
- Website: http://www.alonusa.com/
- List of Alon Refineries
- Location: Bakersfield, California
- Capacity: 3.5 million tons/annum & 70,000 bbl/day
- Nelson Complexity:
- Refining Depth:
- Atmospheric Distillation
- Vacuum Distillation
- Diesel Desulphurisation
- Sulphur recovery
- Crude Oil:
- Refined Products:
- The refinery is supplied by crude oil produced in the San Joaquin Valley
- Alon plans to configure the refinery for light sweet crude and supply crude by rail
- Regular Gasoline, Premium Gasoline, Ultra Low Sulphur Diesel (ULSD), Petroleum Coke, Anhydrous Ammonia, Sulfur, Mixed Butanes, Pentanes, Isobutane, Propane, Raw Gas Oil, Liquefied Petroleum Gas
- The Clean Fuel Project which was to increase capacity of high quality automotive fuels, is now unlikely to go ahead
- Alon Usa Energy Inc has begun to reconfigure the Bakersfield, California, refinery as a stand-alone vacuum gasoil hydrocracker with start-up expected in June of 2011. Raw material is to be provided by the Paramount Refinery.
- 1932 - Plant opened as Mohawk Refinery producing 1,500 barrels per day (BPD)
- 1935 - Cracker unit added increasing production to 9,000 BPD
- 1942-45 - Plant operated jointly with adjacent refinery to produce military fuel from heavy valley crude for war effort.
- 1970 - Mohawk Refinery acquired by Reserve Oil and Gas Co. Refinery had been producing approximately 40,000 BPD.
- 1980 - Reserve Oil and Gas acquired by Getty Oil Company, expanding facilities including high-tech truck loading facility. Plant was producing about 45,000 BPD.
- 1984 - Getty Oil Company assets acquired by Texaco, Inc. including Bakersfield facility which becomes the Texaco Bakersfield Plant; Texaco initiates heavy crude expansion project.
- 1986 - Texaco purchases Tosco Refinery; integrates facilities, doubling output of gasoline production.
- 1987 - Independent Valley Energy Company acquired; integrating delayed coker and sulfur recovery unit into Bakersfield Plant; setting stage for significant increases in refining capacity.
- 1998 - Bakersfield Plant becomes part of the Shell/Texaco Refining and Marketing merger that created Equilon Enterprises, LLC.
- 2000 - Shell Oil purchases Texaco, Inc. interest; becomes sole owner.
- 2005 - Flying J Inc. purchases refinery from Shell Oil. Refinery producing about 68,000 BPD.
- 2010 - Big West of California, LLC plans start of its Clean Fuels Project.
- 2010 - Alon purchases refinery from Flying J
- 2011 - Completion of Hydrocracker Project
- 2014 - Approval given for crude by rail project
- Alon USA Announces Acquisition of Bakersfield Refinery From Flying J
- Alon USA Website
- Clean Fuels Project pdf
- Alon USA will to maximize distillates
- Alon USA Announces Completion of Hydrocracker Project at Bakersfield
- Alon USA Receives Approval To Construct Bakersfield Rail And Refinery Project