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Summary Information

Brief Description

  • The Los Angeles Refinery is composed of two linked facilities located roughly five miles apart in Carson and Wilmington, Calif., about 15 miles southeast of Los Angeles International Airport. Carson serves as the front end of the refinery by processing crude oil, and Wilmington serves as the back end by upgrading the products.

Refining Units

  • Atmospheric Distillation, 139,000
  • Vacuum Distillation, 82,000
  • Delayed Coker, 53,200
  • Fluidised Catalytic Cracker, 51,600
  • Hydrocracker, 27,500
  • Catalytic Reforming, 36,000
  • Naphtha Desulphurisation, 50,800
  • Kerosine Desulphurisation, 12,900
  • Diesel Desulphurisation, 32,000

Terminal Capacity

  • Crude Oil:
  • Refined Products:

Crude Supply

  • The refinery processes mainly heavy, high-sulfur crude oil.
  • It receives domestic crude oil via pipeline from California and both foreign and domestic crude oil by tanker through a third-party terminal in the Port of Long Beach

Products Produced

  • The refinery produces a high percentage of transportation fuels, such as gasoline, diesel fuel and jet fuel.
  • It also produces coke

Ongoing Projects

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Other Information

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History

  • 1997 - Tosco acquires the refinery from Unocal
  • 2001 - Phillips acquired Tosco

Relevant Links

  1. 2009 ConocoPhillips Fact Book
  2. Unocal signs letter of intent to sell downstream assets to Tosco
  3. Unocal completes sale of West Coast downstream assets
  4. Phillips Closes on Acquisition of Tosco; Panatier to Head Phillips 66 Company, Combined RM&T Business

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