Richmond Refinery Upgrade Project
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Summary Information

The Project

  • Project Type: Upgrade
  • Project Summary:
    • 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
  • Main Contractors:
    • Praxair will build the hydrogen facility to produce a capacity of 260 million cubic feet of hydrogen per day
    • WorleyParsons: front-end engineering design (FEED), detailed design, and equipment procurement services
  • Licences
    • Lurgi: Hydrogen Unit

Refining Units

  • Hydrogen Unit - 260 million cubic feet of hydrogen per day
  • Co-Generation Unit

Terminal Capacity

  • Crude Oil:
  • Refined Products:

Crude Supply

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Products Produced

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  • 2008 - Construction has officially begun on the Richmond Refinery’s Renewal Project
  • 2009 - A California court halted construction
  • 2011 – Chevron submitted a Conditional Use Permit application to the city of Richmond initiating a process to obtain approval for the construction of operational and environmental improvements

Other Information

  • The project initially involved the installation of a reformer unit to replace older existing facilities, but falling gassoline demand has forced Chevron to change its mind

Relevant Links

  1. Chevron Submits Application To Restart Refinery Project
  2. Praxair to Build Hydrogen Facility at the Chevron Richmond Refinery
  3. WorleyParsons Awarded EPCM Services Contract for US Refinery Projects

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