Deer Park Refining Ltd

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Summary Information

Refining Units

  • CDU - 270,000 & 70,000
  • VDU - 175,000
  • Fluid Catalytic Cracker - 75,000
  • Selective Hydrocracker - 67,000
  • Alkylation Plant -
  • Catalytic Reforming - 69,000
  • Delayed Coker - 88,000
  • Gas Oil Hydrotreater
  • Platformer Unit - 24,000
  • Gas Plants
  • Sulfur Recovery Unit
  • Co-generation Power Plant (150 megawatts

Terminal Capacity

  • Crude Oil:
  • Refined Products:

Crude Supply

  • More than half of the crude oil processed at the refinery is Maya imported from Mexico. The balance is from Africa, Venezuela and other countries.

Products Produced

  • Gasoline
  • Jet Fuel and Kerosene
  • Diesel Fuel and Heating Oil
  • Propane and Butane
  • Asphalt
  • #6 Oil
  • Chemical Feedstocks:
    • Ethane, propane and butane are used in the manufacture of ethylene, a major building block for chemical products. Other products include gas oils, naphthas and reformates.
  • Petroleum Coke

Ongoing Projects

  • -

Other Information

  • Pipeline shipments of gasoline, diesel, kerosene and jet fuel to East Coast, Midwest, West Texas, Houston area.
  • About 20-30,000 barrels a day of gasoline and 5,000 barrels a day of diesel fuel are shipped to Mexico in leased tankers.
  • Gasoline also is occasionally shipped to Europe.


  • 1929 - Shell builds first refinery on the site
  • 1993 - Shell Oil Company and PMI Norteamerica, S.A. de C.V., a subsidiary of Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex), formed a 50-50 joint venture—Deer Park Refining Limited Partnership (DPRLP)
  • 2011 - Air Products announced a long-term agreement with Shell for the supply of a significant portion of the hydrogen requirement for the refinery

Relevant Links

  1. Deer Park Website From Shell
  2. Energy Information Administration, Refinery Capacity 2009
  3. Air Products Awarded a Hydrogen Supply Agreement in Texas

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