Sweeny Refinery
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Summary Information

Brief Description

  • The Sweeny Refinery, located in Old Ocean, Texas, 65 miles southwest of Houston, processes mainly heavy, high-sulfur crude oil, but also processes light, low-sulfur crude oil. The refinery facilities include fluid catalytic cracking, delayed coking, alkylation, a continuous regeneration reformer and hydrodesulfurization units.

Refining Units

  • Atmospheric Distillation
  • Vacuum Distillation Unit
  • Delayed Coker
  • Fluidised Catalytic Cracker
  • Alkylation Unit
  • CCR Reformer
  • Hydrodesulphurisation

Terminal Capacity

  • Crude Oil:
  • Refined Products:

Crude Supply

  • The refinery receives domestic and foreign crude oil, primarily through wholly- and jointly-owned terminals on the Gulf Coast, including a deepwater terminal at Freeport, Texas.
  • Following completion of the KMCC Lateral the refinery will increase its usage of Eagle Ford Crude

Products Produced

  • It produces a high percentage of transportation fuels, such as gasoline, diesel fuel and jet fuel. Other products include petrochemical feedstocks, home heating oil and coke.
  • The refinery operates nearby terminals and storage facilities in Freeport, Jones Creek and on the San Bernard River, along with pipelines that connect these facilities to the refinery.
  • Refined products are distributed throughout the Midwest and southeastern United States by pipeline, barge and railcar.

Ongoing Projects

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Other Information

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  • 2000 - The Merey Sweeny project was completed, which included a Delayed Coker
  • 2012 - Kinder Morgan and Phillips 66 entered into an agreement to transport Eagle Ford crude and condensate to the refinery

Relevant Links

  1. Phillips 66, Refining
  2. Kinder Morgan Energy Partners and Phillips 66 Agree to Deliver Eagle Ford Shale Crude to Coastal Refinery

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