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October 27, 2021updated 26 Jul 2022 7:32am

Richmond Refinery, US

By Carmen

Chevron operates the Richmond refinery, which is located in California, the US. It is a non integrated refinery owned by Chevron. The refinery, which started operations in 1902, has an NCI of 9.2.

Key processes of the refinery

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 refinery is expected to remain the same as 257mbd by 2030.

Maintenance activities at Richmond refinery

The Richmond refinery witnessed four incidents during the period 2015-2020.

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, 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 operational presence in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa. Chevron is headquartered in San Ramon, California, the US.


Information on the refinery is sourced from GlobalData’s refinery database that provides detailed information on all active and upcoming, crude oil refineries and heavy oil upgraders globally. Not all companies mentioned in the article may be currently existing due to their merger or acquisition or business closure.

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