Carson Los Angeles Refinery
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Summary Information

  • Ownership: Tesoro
  • Website: http://www.bp.com/
  • Location: Carson, Los Angeles County, California, USA
  • Capacity: 13.3 million tons/annum & 266.000 bbl/day
  • Nelson Complexity: 13.2
  • Refining Depth:

Brief Description

  • A large and very complex refinery

Refining Units

  • Atmospheric Distillation
  • Vacuum Distillation - 140,000
  • Delayed Coker - 67,100
  • Fluidised Catalytic Cracker - 102,500
  • Hydrocracker - 50,000
  • Catalytic Reformer - 10,000 + 43,000

Terminal Capacity

  • Crude Oil:
  • Refined Products:

Crude Supply

  • It processes ANS (Alaskan North Slope), Middle Eastern and West African crudes

Products Produced

  • Gasoline - 6.3 million gallons/day
  • Jet Fuel - 1.7 million gallons/day
  • Diesel - 1.9 million gallons/day
  • Fuel Gases - 675 thousand gallons/day
  • Propylene - 65,000 lbs/day
  • Calcined Coke - 1,000 tons/day

Ongoing Projects

  • -

Other Information

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History

  • 1938 - Refinery brought on stream
  • 2000 - BP become owner following acquistion of ARCO
  • 2006 - New Vacuum Unit brought onstream to replace outdated unit
  • 2011 - BP announced it was seeking a buyer for the refinery
  • 2013 - Tesoro announced that it was acquiring the refinery
  • 2013 - FTC clearance given for acquistion

Relevant Links

  1. Carson Fact Sheet
  2. BP to Reshape US Downstream Business and Seek Buyers for Texas City and Carson Refineries
  3. Tesoro Corporation to Purchase BP's Fully Integrated Southern California Refining and Marketing Business
  4. Tesoro Corporation Receives FTC Clearance for Purchase of BP's Southern California Refining and Marketing Business

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