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Summary Information

  • Ownership: Monroe Energy (Delta)
  • Website:
  • Location: Delaware River in Trainer, about 10 miles southwest of downtown Philadelphia
  • Capacity: 9.25 million tons/annum & 185,000 bbl/day
  • Nelson Complexity:
  • Refining Depth:

Brief Description

  • Trainer is a medium sized, medium complexity refinery, that processes mainly light sweet crude, and produces high quality transportation fuels

Refining Units

  • Atmospheric Distillation, 185,000
  • Vacuum Distillation, 73,000
  • Fluidised Catalytic Cracker, 53,000
  • Hydrocracker, 23,000
  • Catalytic Reformer, 50,000
  • Desulphurisation:
    • Naphtha, 77,100
    • Jet Fuel, 23,300
    • Diesel, 27,300
    • Other, 4,200
    • Heavy Gas Oil, 40,000

Terminal Capacity

  • Crude Oil:
  • Refined Products:

Crude Supply

  • Trainer Refinery processes mainly light, low-sulfur crude oil.
  • Trainer receives crude oil from West and North Africa and Canada.
  • At least a third of the crude is to be supplied by the Bakken

Products Produced

  • gasoline, diesel fuel and jet fuel, home heating oil, residual fuel oil and liquefied petroleum gas
  • Refined products primarily are distributed to customers in Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey via pipeline, barge and railcar

Ongoing Projects

  • Since the refinery was sold, it is being reconfigured to produce more Jet Fuel and Monroe is looking for ways to use more Bakken Crude

Other Information

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  • 2001 - Phillips acquired the refinery through purchase of Tosco
  • 2011 - ConocoPhillips announces that it is looking to sell the refinery
  • 2012 - Delta airline announces that it is to acquire the refinery
  • 2013 - The refinery receives its first delivery of Bakken Crude
  • 2014 - Bridger signs 5 year agreement to supply Bakken Crude

Relevant Links

  1. Conocophillips Refining & Marketing
  2. Phillips Closes on Acquisition of Tosco; Panatier to Head Phillips 66 Company, Combined RM&T Business
  3. ConocoPhillips Seeks Buyer for Trainer, Pa., Refinery
  4. Delta Subsidiary to Acquire Trainer Refinery Complex
  5. Dalrymple Announces First Shipment of Bakken Crude Arrives at Delta's Oil Refinery in Pennsylvania
  6. Monroe Energy, Bridger agreement to supply 65,000 barrels of crude daily to Trainer refinery

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