Lemont Refinery
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Summary Information

  • Ownership: Citgo (PDVSA)
  • Website: http://www.citgo.com/
  • Location: Lemont, Illinois, USA
  • Capacity: 8.35 million tons/annum & 167,000 bbl/day
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Refining Units

Terminal Capacity

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Crude Supply

  • The refinery processes heavy Venezuelan crude produced by Citgo's parent company
  • The crude is supplied from the Shell Lockport Tank Farm via the Buckeye pipeline

Products Produced

  • motor gasoline, diesel fuel, aviation turbine fuel and home heating oil.
  • The CITGO Lemont Refinery is able to produce 100 percent ULSD

Ongoing Projects

  • A project to produce ULSD was completed in September 2010

Other Information

  • Citgo is a subsidiary of Venezuelan State Oil Company, PDVSA


  • 1920s - Original Refinery Built
  • 1928 - Refinery purchased by Globe Oil & Refining Co and expanded to 38,000 bbl/day
  • 1954 - Refinery acquired by Pure Oil Co.; crude capacity expanded to 53,000 bbl/day
  • 1970 - Refinery expanded to over 100,000 bbl/day
  • 1997 - Becomes 100% subsidiary of PDVSA
  • 2010 - Diesel Desulphurisation unit commissioned

Relevant Links

  1. Refinery Webpage
  2. Refinery Brochure
  3. CITGO Opens Ultra-Low Sulfur Diesel Unit at Lemont Refinery
  4. Buckeye Says Crude Pipeline Can Meet Needs of Lemont Refinery

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