Tesoro Wilmington Refinery
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Summary Information

  • Ownership: Tesoro
  • Website: http://www.tsocorp.com/
  • Location: Wilmington, Los Angeles, California, USA
  • Capacity: 5.0 million tons/annum & 97,000 bbl/day
  • Nelson Complexity: 16.4
  • Refining Depth:

Brief Description

  • A medium sized highly complex refinery

Refining Units

  • Atmospheric Distillation
  • Vacuum Distillation - 65,000
  • Delayed Coker - 42,000
  • FCC- 35,000
  • Hydrocracker - 10,000 + 22,000
  • Catalytic Reforming - 32,500
  • Desulphurisation
    • Naphtha - 33,500
    • Kerosene - 15,000
    • Diesel - 10,000
    • Other - 22,000
    • Heavy Gasoil - 38,000

Terminal Capacity

  • Crude Oil:
  • Refined Products:

Crude Supply

  • The refinery processes heavy crude from California’s San Joaquin Valley and Los Angeles Basin as well as imported crudes from South America and other international sources.

Products Produced

  • gasoline, jet fuel, diesel fuels, petroleum coke and fuel oil

Ongoing Projects

  • Vacuum Distillation Unit replacement is under way, with completion expected in 2012

Other Information

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History

  • 1923 - The Los Angeles Refinery began operations as California Petroleum Corp
  • 1998 - Shell acquired an ownership interest through a joint venture
  • 2002 - Shell became sole owner
  • 2007 - Tesoro acquired the Los Angeles refinery from Shell

Relevant Links

  1. Refinery Webpage
  2. Tesoro Corporation Announces Agreements to Purchase Shell's Los Angeles Refinery and Approximately 250 Southern California Retail Sites
  3. Shell signs agreements to sell Los Angeles Refinery and related assets to Tesoro
  4. 2011 Analyst and Investor Day Presentation

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