Vertex Energy operates the Saraland hydroskimming refinery, which is located in Alabama, the US. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles more than 1,400 refineries worldwide, it is a non integrated hydroskimming owned by Vertex Energy. The refinery started operations in 1975 and has a Nelson Complexity Index (NCI) of 5.56. Buy the profile here.

Key refinery processes

Crude Distillation Unit (mbd): 91
Vacuum Distillation (mbd): 29
Reformer (mbd): 22
Hydrotreater (mbd): 76
Isomerization (mbd): 1

The capacity of the Saraland refinery is expected to remain the same as 90.6mbd by 2030.

Maintenance activities at Saraland hydroskimming refinery

The Saraland refinery hydroskimming witnessed two incidents during the period 2017-2022.

About Vertex Energy

Vertex Energy Inc (Vertex) carries out in the business of recycling used motor oil and other petroleum by-product streams. Vertex manages the collection, aggregation, transportation, re-refinement, storage and sales of aggregated feedstock and re-refined products to end users. It sources used oil from generators such as automotive repair shops, oil change service stations, petroleum refineries, manufacturing facilities and petrochemical manufacturing operations. The company collects used motor oil and transports end products through a fleet of collection vehicles and transportation trucks. Vertex is headquartered in Houston, Texas, the US.

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