Cherry Point Refinery
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Summary Information

  • Ownership: BP
  • Website: http://www.bp.com/
  • Location: Cherry Point, Whatcom County, near Blaine, Washington
  • Capacity: 11.1 million tons/annum & 225,000 bbl/day
  • Nelson Complexity:
  • Refining Depth:
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Refining Units

  • Atmospheric Distillation
  • Vacuum Distillation
  • Hydrocracker
  • Coker
  • Calciner
  • Reformer
  • Isomerization Unit - Penex Plus® Unit - UOP
  • Low sulfur diesel unit

Terminal Capacity

  • Crude Oil:
  • Refined Products:

Crude Supply

  • The refinery was originally designed to run Alaska North Slope crude oil, but now can run a variety of crude, including heavy Canadian oil

Products Produced

  • Gasoline - Approximately 3.5 million gallons/day
  • Jet Fuel - Approximately 2.5 million gallons/day
  • Diesel - Approximately 2.2 million gallons/day
  • LPG - propane, butane - Approximately 500 thousand gallons/day
  • Calcined Coke - Approximately 2,700 tons/day
  • Sulfur - Approximately 215 tons/day

Ongoing Projects

Other Information

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History

  • 1971 - The refinery commenced operations. It processed 100 thousand barrels of crude per day.
  • 2006 - Phase I of clean fuels project completed
  • 2013 - Phase II of clean fuels project completed

Relevant Links

  1. Cherry Point Fact Sheet
  2. BP Refining USA
  3. BP preparing for major project at Cherry Point
  4. JH Kelly, Clean Gasoline Project Blaine, WA
  5. Jacobs Receives BP Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel Contract
  6. BP Cherry Point Refinery Celebrates Start Up of New Diesel and Hydrogen Units

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