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Summary Information

  • Ownership: Ergon
  • Website:
  • Location: Newell, West Virginia
  • Capacity: 1.0 million tons/annum & 20,000 bbl/day
  • Nelson Complexity:
  • Refining Depth:

Brief Description

  • A small scale refinery, the Newell refinery utilizes high pressure hydrotreating technology to produce highly-refined paraffinic process and base oils, waxes, ultra-low sulfur gasoline and diesel fuels, kerosene solvents and petroleum resins from local Appalachian grade crude.

Refining Units

  • Atmospheric Distillation, 20,000
  • Vacuum Distillation, 8,600
  • Catalytic Reforming, 3,400
  • Naphtha Desulphurisation, 4,300
  • Diesel Desulphurisation, 8,000
  • Gas Oil Desulphurisation, 6,300

Terminal Capacity

  • Crude Oil:
  • Refined Products:

Crude Supply

  • EWV processes 100% Appalachian grade paraffinic crude oils, particularly Pennsylvania grade gathered from approximately 40,000 facilities throughout Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Kentucky and New York.
  • The crude is transferred by truck or pipeline to gathering centers in Magnolia, Ohio; Marietta, Ohio; and Mercer, Pennsylvania before moving on to the refinery via truck, barge, and pipeline.

Products Produced

  • Gasoline, Diesel, process and base oils

Ongoing Projects

  • In November 2012, Ergon announced an expansion project to take advantage of crude from the Marcellus and Utica Shale
  • The majority of the projects will be completed during the second quarter 2013, with the balance continuing into 2014

Other Information

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  • 1972 - Refinery commissioned
  • 1997 - Ergon acquired the refinery from Quaker State
  • 2003 - Ergon entered into an agreement with the EPA to reduce emissions
  • 2005 - Fluor Corporation was selected by Ergon-West Virginia Inc. to provide engineering and procurement services for an ultra low sulfur diesel unit
  • 2006 - Ergon announced the startup of its new diesel hydrotreating and hydrodewaxing unit
  • 2012 - Ergon Announces terminal capacity Expansion
  • 2012 - Ergon announces expansion project to take advantage of crude from the Marcellus and Utica Shale

Relevant Links

  1. Ergon, Refining & Marketing
  2. Ergon-West Virginia, Inc. takes the lead for cleaner air
  3. Fluor to Support Ergon Clean Fuels Effort
  4. Ergon-West Virginia, Inc. Invests In New Diesel Technology
  5. Ergon, Inc. Announces Expansion in the Appalachian Region
  6. Ergon, Inc. Announces Expansion at West Virginia Refinery

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