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Summary Information

  • Ownership: Alon
  • Website:
  • Location: Big Spring, Texas, USA
  • Capacity: 3.5 million tons/annum & 67,000 bbl/day
  • Nelson Complexity:
  • Refining Depth:

Brief Description

  • A small medium complexity refinery,

Refining Units

  • Atmospheric Distillation
  • Fluid Catalytic Cracking Unit - 24,000
  • Reformer unit
  • Alkylation unit
  • Diesel Hydrotreater
  • Jet fuel hydrotreater

Terminal Capacity

  • Crude Oil:
  • Refined Products:

Crude Supply

  • It obtains domestic crude from the Permian Basin and Gulf Coast, and foreign crude via the Amdel Pipeline
  • The refinery is connected to the Centurion Crude Oil Pipeline

Products Produced

  • ultra-low sulfur gasoline, ultra-low sulfur diesel, jet fuel, petrochemicals, petrochemical feedstocks, asphalt

Ongoing Projects

  • The vacuum distillation column is being revamped, to increase middle distillate production. It will be completed in 2Q2014

Other Information

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  • 2000 - Alon acquired the refinery from Fina
  • 2003 - Low-sulfur gasoline unit commissioned
  • 2005 - ULSD project launched
  • 2008 - An explosion and fire led to a shutdown of the refinery and injured four workers

Relevant Links

  1. Commonwealth selected for ALON USA Big Spring ULSD project
  2. Alon USA Announces Restart of Big Spring Refinery Fluid Catalytic Cracking Unit
  3. Alon USA Provides Update on Big Spring Refinery Explosion
  4. ALON USA Launches Production at New Low-Sulfur Gasoline Unit
  5. TotalFinaElf signs final agreement for sale of Downstream assets in US
  6. Alon USA Announces Start-Up of Big Spring Refinery in Hydroskimming Mode and Provides Operational Update
  7. Alon USA Partners Postpones Turnaround at the Big Spring Refinery

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