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Summary Information

  • Ownership: Western Refining
  • Website: http://www.wnr.com/
  • Location: El Paso, Texas
  • Capacity: 6.25 million tons/annum & 125,000 bbl/day
  • Nelson Complexity: 7.9
  • Refining Depth:

Brief Description

  • A small/medium scale medium complexity refinery, the combination of two old refineries

Refining Units

  • Atmospheric Distillation
  • FCCU - 29,500 barrels per day,
  • Alkylation - 10,000 barrels per day
  • Reforming - 18,000 barrels per day

Terminal Capacity

  • Crude Oil:
  • Refined Products:
  • Total: approximately 4.3 million barrels

Crude Supply

  • Crude oil is delivered to the El Paso refinery via a 450-mile crude oil pipeline owned and operated by Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, (Kinder Morgan).
  • The system handles both sweet (WTI) and sour (WTS) crude oil.

Products Produced

Ongoing Projects

  • The company is developing the Delaware Basin System, to increase logistics capacity for crude for the refinery
  • A 40 Mile crude pipeline is being constructed to supply Shale Oil to the refinery

Other Information

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  • 1928 - The "North" refinery was originally built by Standard Oil of California
  • 1931 - The "South" refinery was originally built by the Texas Company
  • 1972 - The North Refinery was subsequently modernized with the addition of a naphtha hydrotreater, catalytic reformer and sulfur plant
  • 1993 - The refinery was originally two facilities but the operations of the two plants were combined

Relevant Links

  1. Western Refining, Refineries
  2. Western Refining Announces Temporary Suspension of Refining Operations at Its El Paso Refinery Due to Extreme Weather Conditions
  3. Western Refining Begins Startup of Its El Paso Refinery
  4. Western Refining Announces Start-Up of Delaware Basin Logistics Project
  5. Western Refining Announces New Delaware Basin Pipeline Project

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