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Summary Information

Brief Description

  • The Chalmette Refinery, located outside of New Orleans, Louisiana, is a 189,000 barrel per day, dual-train coking refinery with a Nelson Complexity of 12.7 and is capable of processing both light and heavy crude oil.

Refining Units

  • Atmospheric Distillation, 192,500
  • Vacuum Distillation, 116,700
  • Delayed Coker, 40,000
  • Fluidised Catalytic Cracker, 71,600
  • Hydrocracker, 20,200
  • Catalytic Reformer, 20,000 + 29,400
  • Naphtha Desulphurisation: 40,000
  • Gasoline Desulphurisation: 45,000
  • Other Distillate Desulphurisation: 27,500
  • Heavy Gas Oil Desulphurisation: 64,500

Terminal Capacity

  • Crude Oil:
  • Refined Products:

Crude Supply

  • In 2008, the crude supply for the refinery was 7.5% local, 38.2% from other US sources and 54.3% from imported crude.

Products Produced

  • The refinery produces gasoline, diesel, kerosene, propane, butane, aromatics, fuel oil, refinery grade propylene, sulfur, petroleum coke and asphalt
  • Products are transported on the Collins Oil Products Pipeline

Ongoing Projects

  • An idled 12,000 bpd coker is to be refurbished and re-commissioned in 2019

Other Information

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  • 2005 - Exxon agrees to invest in emissions reductions after Consent Decree with the EPA
  • 2015 - PBF agrees to acquire the refinery

Relevant Links

  1. Environmental Report 2002
  2. Louisiana Refinery Survey
  3. The Oaks” community newsletter
  4. U.S. Announces Clean Air Agreement with ExxonMobil Nearly 77 Percent of Domestic Refining Capacity Now Under Consent Decrees
  5. ExxonMobil Sells Share of Chalmette Refining, LLC in Louisiana
  6. PBF Energy to Purchase the Chalmette Refinery and Related Logistics Assets

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