Richmond Refinery
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Summary Information

Brief Description

  • Richmond Refinery is a large and highly complex refinery

Refining Units

  • Atmospheric Distillation
  • Vacuum Distillation - 123,500
  • Catalytic Cracking - 90,000
  • Hydrocracker- 103,400
  • Residual Hydrocracker -65,000
  • Catalytic Reformer - 71,300
  • Solvent Deasphalting - 66,000
  • Hydrotreatment
    • Naphtha - 57,600
    • Kerosene - 96,000
    • Diesel - 64,800
    • Other - 98,800

Terminal Capacity

  • Crude Oil:
  • Refined Products:

Crude Supply

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Products Produced

  • gasoline, jet fuel, diesel fuel and lubricants

Ongoing Projects

  • See Richmond Refinery Upgrade Project for details
  • A Renewal Project is now under way which includes:
    • A new, more efficient hydrogen plant with the capacity to supply other Bay Area refineries as well as Chevron.
    • Equipment improvements to enable the refinery to process higher-sulfur feedstocks with a reduction in sulfur emissions.

Other Information

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History

  • 1902 - Refineries operations began with a capacity of 1000 barrels per day
  • 1992 - The Richmond plant also completed the first of two cogeneration projects to produce electricity and process steam
  • 1999 - A major explosion occurred in the Hydrocracker
  • 2012 - An explosion and fire occurred at the refinery
  • 2013 - The California Division of Occupational Safety & Health fined Chevron $1 million for the fire

Relevant Links

  1. Richmond Refinery Website
  2. Explosion at Chevron Refinery in Richmond
  3. CSB Deploying to Fire and Explosion at the Chevron Refinery in Richmond California
  4. CSB to Pursue Full Investigation of August 6 Fire at Chevron Refinery in Richmond, California
  5. Cal/OSHA Cites Chevron Nearly $1 Million for Richmond Refinery Fire

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