Houston Refining

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Summary Information

  • Ownership: Lyondell Basell
  • Website: http://www.lyondellbasell.com/
  • Location: Houston, Texas
  • Capacity: 13.4 million tons/annum & 268,000 bbl/day
  • Nelson Complexity:

Refining Units

  • Crude Distillation Unit
  • Vacuum Distillation Unit
  • Coker
  • FCC
  • Diesel Desulphurisation
  • Gasoline Hydrotreating

Terminal Capacity

  • Crude Oil:
  • Refined Products:

Crude Supply

  • The Refinery is a full conversion refinery designed to run heavy (16 to 18 degrees API), high sulfur crude oil.
  • Most of the crude oil used as a raw material for the Refinery is purchased under a crude supply agreement with PDVSA Petróleo, S.A. (“PDVSA Oil”), an affiliate of Petróleos de Venezulea, S.A. (“PDVSA”), the national oil company of Venezuela.

Products Produced

  • gasoline (including blendstocks for oxygenate blending), jet fuel, heating oil, ultra low sulfur diesel fuel, coke and sulfur

Ongoing Projects

  • -

Other Information

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  • The Houston refinery was one of the first petroleum refineries constructed on the Houston Ship Channel and traces its origin to 1918.
  • The initial plant was operated by Sinclair Refining and later by Atlantic Richfield Company (ARCO).
  • 1993 - Lyondell-Citgo Refining LP was formed
  • 2006 - PDVSA announced plans to sell the refinery
  • 2006 - LyondellBasell reacquired full ownership of the plant and the refinery, operating as Houston Refining LP, is now a wholly owned subsidiary of LyondellBasell.

Relevant Links

  1. Refinery Webpage
  2. Management Report for the Year Ended December 31, 2007
  3. Lyondell-Citgo Houston Refinery Offered for Sale

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