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Galveston Bay Refinery: Texas City, Texas

      • Site: Located on Galveston Bay, off the entrance to the Houston Ship Channel
      • History: The refinery began operation in 1934 as a Pan American Oil refinery and was later purchased by Amoco. In 1998, refinery ownership changed as Amoco Oil merged with BP. Since 2005, the refinery has undergone significant renovation and upgrade to units and site infrastructure. MPC purchased the refinery in 2013. It is one of the largest refineries in the U.S.
      • Refining Capacity: 459,000 barrels per calendar day
      • Crude Oil Supply: A wide range of both sweet and sour crude oils
      • Operations: Crude distillation, hydrocracking, catalytic cracking, hydrotreating, reforming, alkylation, aromatics extraction, sulfur recovery and coking
      • Products: Gasoline, distillates, aromatics, heavy fuel oil, refinery-grade propylene, fuel-grade coke, dry gas and sulfur.
      • Product Distribution: Pipeline, barge, transport truck and ocean tanker
      • Cogeneration Facility: Currently has 1,055 megawatts of electrical production capacity and can produce 4.3 million pounds of steam per hour while supplying the Galveston Bay refinery. Approximately 46 percent of the power generated in 2016 was used at the refinery, with the remaining electricity being sold into the electricity grid.
      • Employment: Approximately 1,750 employees

 



Galveston Bay Fact Sheet

 

For additional details on safety & environmental stewardship and community involvement, download the Galveston Bay Fact Sheet.

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