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Summary Information

  • Ownership: Tesoro
  • Website:
  • Location: Martinez, California, USA
  • Capacity: 8.3 million tons/annum & 166,000 bbl/day
  • Nelson Complexity:
  • Refining Depth:

Brief Description

  • The Golden Eagle refinery is Tesoro‚Äôs largest facility and the second-largest refinery in Northern California. It is a very complex facility

Refining Units

  • Atmospheric Distillation
  • Vacuum Distillation Unit
  • Delayed Coker
  • Fluidised Catalytic Cracker
  • Hydrocracker
  • Catalytic Reformer
  • Desulphurisation
    • Naphtha
    • Gasoline
    • Diesel
    • Gasoil
  • Sulphur Recovery

Terminal Capacity

  • Crude Oil:
  • Refined Products:

Crude Supply

  • Processes crude oils from California, Alaska and foreign sources

Products Produced

  • the refinery produces a high proportion of motor fuels, including cleaner-burning Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel, as well as conventional gasoline and diesel
  • The refinery also produces heavy fuel oils, liquefied petroleum gas and petroleum coke

Ongoing Projects

  • -

Other Information

  • Valero was forced to divest the refinery following its merger with Diamond Shamrock


  • 2001 - Valero acquired the refinery as part of Diamond Shamrock
  • 2002 - Tesoro acquired the Golden Eagle refinery
  • 2003 - Completion and start-up of CARB project

Relevant Links

  1. Tesoro Golden Eagle Refinery
  2. Valero to Acquire Ultramar Diamond Shamrock
  3. Valero and Tesoro Reach New Terms of Agreement for Sale of Golden Eagle Refinery and Related Retail Assets
  4. Tesoro Petroleum Corporation Increases CARB Production at Golden Eagle Refinery
  5. CSB Releases Analysis Showing February 2014 Release of Sulfuric Acid at Tesoro Refinery in Martinez, California, Resulted from Inadequately Tightened Fitting
  6. Tesoro Corporation Begins Restart of Martinez Refinery and Updates First Quarter Guidance

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