Big West North Salt Lake Refinery
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Summary Information

  • Ownership: Big West Oil LLC
  • Website:
  • Location: Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
  • Capacity: 1.75 million tons/annum & 35.000 bbl/day
  • Nelson Complexity:
  • Refining Depth:

Brief Description

  • A small but medium complex refinery, focused on gasoline production and able to utilise waxy crudes

Refining Units

  • Atmospheric Distillation
  • Vacuum Distillation
  • Fluidised Catalytic Cracker, 11,500
  • CCR Platforming unit - UOP
  • Naphtha Desulphurisation, 8,900
  • Diesel Desulphurisation, 9,500
  • Alkylation unit - 2,800 bpd

Terminal Capacity

  • Crude Oil:
  • Refined Products:

Crude Supply

  • The Salt Lake refining complex's crude oil inputs consist of black wax crude oil and yellow wax crude oil from the nearby Uinta basin in northeastern Utah, light sweet crude oil (condensate) from Southwest Wyoming, or SWWS, and synthetic crude oil, or syncrude, from Canada.

Products Produced

  • Products are primarily gasoline and diesel
  • Big West sells the refined products from the Salt Lake refining complex in Utah, Idaho, Nevada, Wyoming, Colorado and Oregon.
  • The refinery is connected to the Northwest Product Pipeline

Ongoing Projects

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Other Information

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  • 1948 - The Salt Lake refining complex was originally constructed
  • 1985 - Big West acquired the complex
  • 2005 - UOP Announces CCR Platforming™ Unit Startup

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