Tesoro Salt Lake City Refinery Project
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Summary Information

  • Ownership: Tesoro
  • Website: http://www.tsocorp.com/
  • Wiki Page: Tesoro Salt Lake City Refinery
  • Location: Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
  • Capacity:
    • Before: 3.0 million tons/annum & 58,000 bbl/day
    • After: 3.1 million tons/annum & 62,000 bbl/day
  • Nelson Complexity:
  • Project Stage: New Announcement, 2011
  • Expected Completion: 2014
  • Budget: $180 million

The Project

  • Project Type: Upgrade
  • Project Summary:
    • The project will expand crude oil throughput capacity by 7%
    • It also allows the Company to increase throughput of transportation-advantaged black wax and yellow wax crude oil to 21 mbpd, an increase of over 100%. The project also includes capital for conversion unit upgrades designed to drive a nearly 3% increase in clean product yield at the refinery.
    • The project involves the addition of expanded crude unloading, additional crude storage tanks, miscellaneous upgrades in pumps and heat exchangers to handle heavier crude feedstock, and several upgrades at the crude unit, fluid catalytic cracking unit (FCC), vapor recovery unit (VRU) and distillate desulfurization unit (DDU).
  • Main Contractors

Refining Units

  • Upgrades at the
    • Crude unit,
    • Fluid catalytic cracking unit (FCC),
    • Vapor recovery unit (VRU)
    • Distillate desulfurization unit (DDU)

Terminal Capacity

  • Crude Oil:
  • Refined Products:

Crude Supply

  • Tesoro has entered into a crude oil supply agreement with Newfield Exploration Company to provide 18 mbpd of black wax and yellow wax crude oil

Products Produced

  • The project will not change the product slate


  • 2011 - Project announced
  • 2012 - Utah Division of Air Quality sanctions the project

Other Information

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Relevant Links

  1. Tesoro Corporation Announces the Salt Lake City Expansion and Feedstock Advantage Project
  2. Tesoro Refining and Marketing: Black Wax and Yellow Wax Processing Project
  3. Tesoro Refining and Marketing: Black Wax and Yellow Wax Processing Project Approved

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