Fact Sheet: Citgo Petroleum’s Three US Refineries

(Energy Analytics Institute, Jared Yamin, 17.Feb.2019) — Houston-based Citgo Petroleum has three refineries located in the U.S. in Corpus Christi, Texas; Lake Charles, Louisiana; and Lemont, Illinois. What follows is a summary of each, according to official Citgo data.

CORPUS CHRISTI

Since our modest beginning in the mid-1930s, when our capacity was a mere 4,000 barrels per day (bpd), the CITGO Corpus Christi Refinery has matured into one of the most sophisticated and efficient fuel and petrochemical refineries in the nation. With a crude refining capacity of approximately 157,000 bpd and a versatile product mix, which includes an average of 4.2 million gallons of gasoline, we can supply not only high-octane gasoline for automobiles, but also the basic building blocks necessary for making a wide assortment of products, from CDs to carpets to aircrafts to windows to hosiery. Today’s CITGO Corpus Christi Refinery has been designed, engineered and built to refine heavy, sour crude oils into high-quality, finished petroleum products. This assured supply of primary raw material, together with our high-efficiency refining facility, positions the CITGO Corpus Christi Refinery as a strong competitor in the global marketplace and a stable, long-term contributor to the Corpus Christi community. In fact, the CITGO Corpus Christi Refinery is estimated to have a total economic impact of $345 million a year** on the Corpus Christi community.

Annual Economy
Employment
CITGO Employees & Contractors Over 1,050*
Total Economic Impact on Corpus Christi $345 Million**
PHYSICAL PLANT
Geographic Size
East Plant 335 Acres
West Plant 230 Acres
Storage & Terminals 325 Acres
Total 890 Acres
Number of Ship Channel Docks 6
Number of Wastewater Treatment Plants 2
Production Capacity (gasoline) 4.2 Million gpd (on average)
Crude Capacity 157,000 bpd (on average)

 

PRODUCTS INDUSTRY USES
Liquid Petroleum Gas Retail, Commercial
Gasoline Retail Fuel Outlets
Cumene Plastics and Adhesives
Cyclohexane Plastics, Polyester and Nylon
Diesel Fuel Retail Fuel Outlets
Alkylate Gasoline, Retail
Slurry Oil Carbon Graphite
Xylenes Petrochemicals, Plastics
and Polyester
Toluene Industrial Solvent
Sulfur Fertilizer and Basic Chemicals
Petroleum Coke Industrial Fuel
*average number of employees and contractors over a 3 year period
**based on a 3 year average

LAKE CHARLES

CITGO has been part of the Louisiana community for 70 years. Our operations in the state include a refinery, products terminal and several miles of pipeline. Built in 1944, our Lake Charles Refinery is the sixth-largest refining facility in the United States. Strategically located on 2,000 acres along the banks of the Calcasieu Ship Channel, the complex is recognized as a leading manufacturer of high-quality transportation fuels and petrochemicals. As the largest of the three CITGO refineries, the Lake Charles Refinery consists of a modern, deep-conversion facility with a crude oil refining capacity of 425,000 barrels per day (bpd). Our facility employs approximately 1,000 regular full-time employees in Southwest Louisiana. In addition, we employ on average more than 800 contractors and contribute to the employment of nearly 8,000 people through our procurement activities in the area. The state of Louisiana also has approximately 100 independently owned CITGO retail stations which provide employment to approximately 800 people.

Annual Economy
Employment
CITGO Employees & Contractors 1,800*
Total Economic Impact on Lake Charles $597.3 Million**
PHYSICAL PLANT
Geographic Size 2000 Acres
Number of Ship Channel Docks 4
Number of Wastewater Treatment Plants 1
Production Capacity (gasoline) 8.8 Million gpd (on average)
Crude Capacity 425,000 bpd (on average)

 

PRODUCTS INDUSTRY USES
Gasoline Retail Fuel
Jet Fuel Airline Fuel
15 ppm Diesel Retail Fuel
Benzene Petrochemicals
Toluene Industrial Solvents, Petrochemicals
Mixed Xylenes Petrochemicals
Refinery Grade Propylene Petrochemicals
Propane Retail Fuel
Decant Oil Industrial Fuels
Sulfur Fertilizer and Basic Chemicals
Petroleum Coke Industrial Fuels

*average number of employees and contractors over a 3 year period **based on a 3 year average

LEMONT

The Lemont, Ill., refinery is a strategic supplier of transportation fuels, particularly in the upper Midwest. The refinery has crude processing capacity of 167,000 barrels per day (bpd) and manufactures several grades of gasoline, diesel, jet fuel and high-quality hydrocarbon solvents used in the production of paints, adhesives and coatings. The refinery has a long history of supporting the needs of the upper Midwest. The original Lemont Refinery was built in the early 1920s with a crude capacity of 25,000 bpd. During the years of 1968-1970, the new Lemont refinery was constructed on 1,100 acres, partially located in Romeoville, Ill., with a capacity of 135,000 bpd. Additional expansion has brought the refinery to its present state as a modern, well-configured 167,000-bpd facility capable of refining heavy, sour crude oils into high-quality finished products. CITGO Lemont Refinery benefits the surrounding communities, not only as a major supplier of petroleum products, but as a major employer, taxpayer and good neighbor. CITGO annually contributes more than $350 million to the local economy through salaries, benefits, goods, services and taxes, and that does not include the dollars employees spend in the areas when they shop and eat.

ANNUAL ECONOMY
Employment
CITGO Employees & Contractors 1,050*
Total Economic Impact on Lemont
and General Vicinity
$350 Million**
PHYSICAL PLANT
Geographic Size 1,100 Acres
Number of Ship Canal Docks 1
Number of Wastewater Treatment Plants 1
Production Capacity (gasoline) 4 Million gpd (on average)
Crude Capacity 167,000 bpd (on average)

 

PRODUCTS INDUSTRY USES
Liquid Petroleum Gas Retail, Commercial
Gasoline Retail Fuel
Diesel Fuel Retail Fuel
Aviation Turbine Fuel Airline
Xylenes Petrochemicals
Toluene Industrial Solvents
Molten Sulfur Fertilizer and Basic Chemicals
Butane Cooking and Camping Fuels
Kerosene Heating and Lighting Fuels
Propane Retail Fuel Outlets
Petroleum Coke Industrial Fuels
*average number of employees and contractors over a 3 year period
**based on a 3 year average

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