Benicia Refinery
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Summary Information

Brief Description

  • It is one of the most complex refineries in the United States.
  • Approximately 70 percent of the refinery’s product slate is CARB gasoline
  • The refinery also has significant asphalt production capabilities

Refining Units

  • Atmospheric Distillation
  • Vacuum Distillation - 81,300
  • Fluid Coker - 29,500
  • FCC - 75,300
  • Hydrocracker - 34,000
  • Catalytic Reformer - 37,200
  • Desulphurisation
    • Naphtha - 30,000
    • Gasoline - 43,200
    • Jet Fuel - 15,400
    • Diesel - 15,000
    • Other Distillate - 5,000
    • Heavy Gas Oil - 39,000
    • Other - 21,700

Terminal Capacity

  • Crude Oil:
  • Refined Products:

Crude Supply

  • The refinery processes domestic crude from the San Joaquin Valley in California and the Alaska North Slope, along with foreign sour crudes
  • Valero is planning to transport domestic crudes by rail to the refinery

Products Produced

  • Propane, butane, CARB gasoline, ultra-low-sulfur diesel (ULSD), jet fuel, fuel oil, residual oil and asphalt

Ongoing Projects

  • -

Other Information

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History

  • 1968 - Refinery commissioned
  • 2000 - Valero acquired the Benicia Refinery from ExxonMobil
  • 2001 - Valero acquired the adjacent Asphalt Refinery

Relevant Links

  1. Refinery Webpage
  2. Valero Executes Definitive Agreementto Acquire Huntway Refining Company

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