Alon USA Partners operates the Big Spring cracking refinery, which is located in Texas, the US. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles more than 1,400 refineries worldwide, it is an integrated cracking owned by Delek US Holdings. The refinery started operations in 1929 and has a Nelson Complexity Index (NCI) of 10.5. Buy the profile here.

Key refinery processes

Crude Distillation Unit (mbd): 73
Vacuum Distillation (mbd): 28
Catalytic Cracker (mbd): 24
Reformer (mbd): 22
Hydrotreater (mbd): 61
Alkylation (mbd): 5

The capacity of the Big Spring refinery is expected to remain the same as 73mbd by 2030.

Maintenance activities at Big Spring cracking refinery

The Big Spring refinery cracking witnessed three incidents during the period 2017-2022.

About Alon USA Partners

Alon USA Partners LP (Alon USA) is engaged in operating a crude oil refinery in Big Spring, Texas, with a crude oil throughput capacity of 73,000 barrels per day. It refines crude oil into finished products, which the company markets primarily in Central and West Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico and Arizona through its integrated wholesale distribution network to retail convenience stores and other third-party distributors. The company’s Big Spring refinery is located on 1,306 acres in the Permian Basin in West Texas, with a major processes at Big Spring refinery include fluid catalytic cracking, naphtha reforming, vacuum distillation, hydrotreating, aromatic extraction and alkylation. Alon USA is headquartered in Dallas, Texas, the US.

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