Chevron operates the Richmond cracking refinery, which is located in California, the US. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles more than 1,400 refineries worldwide, it is a non integrated cracking owned by Chevron. The refinery started operations in 1902 and has a Nelson Complexity Index (NCI) of 9.2. Buy the profile here.

Key refinery processes

Crude Distillation Unit (mbd): 257
Vacuum Distillation (mbd): 123
Catalytic Cracker (mbd): 72
Hydrocracker (mbd): 135
Reformer (mbd): 71
Hydrotreater (mbd): 382
Alkylation (mbd): 33
Isomerization (mbd): 53

The capacity of the Richmond refinery is expected to remain the same as 257mbd by 2030.

Maintenance activities at Richmond cracking refinery

The Richmond refinery cracking witnessed seven incidents during the period 2017-2022.

About Chevron

Chevron Corp (Chevron) is an integrated oil and gas company. It operates in the oil and gas value chain including exploration and production, storage and pipeline transportation to refining, marketing and distribution of oil and gas products. The company explores for, produces and transports crude oil and natural gas; refines, markets and distributes transportation fuels and lubricants; and sells petrochemicals and additives. Chevron has interests in gas to liquid facilities in its operating regions. The company has an operational presence in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa. Chevron is headquartered in San Ramon, California, the US.

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