The El Paso Refinery is located approximately three miles east of downtown El Paso, Texas, on approximately 555 acres. The refinery was originally two facilities. The “North” portion was built in 1928, and the “South” portion was built in 1931. The operations of both sites were significantly modernized over the years, and the two plants were combined in 1993. One of the first refineries in the US to install a Wet Gas Scrubber to reduce PM emissions, the El Paso Refinery has crude capacity of approximately 135,000 barrels per day (bpd).
In addition to employing 473 full-time employees with an emphasis on process safety, Andeavor makes an effort to support the El Paso community through donations to many local non-profits, including:
- $125,000 grant to the American Red Cross to purchase an emergency response vehicle
- $50,000 grant to the City of El Paso for public safety initiatives
- Developed partnerships with and provided approximately $375,000 in grants for STEM education programs in multiple schools across the EPISD, YISD and SISD school districts
- Funded $375,000 in 2017 for basic community needs for organizations such as food banks, homeless shelters, and Habitat for Humanity
Crude oil is delivered to the refinery via pipeline with access to the majority of the producing fields in the Permian Basin as well as Northern New Mexico. The refinery also has pipeline access to blendstocks and refined products from the Gulf Coast.
Products are delivered from the El Paso Refinery by truck, rail, and pipeline. There are three product pipelines out of El Paso, delivering to Arizona, Mexico, and New Mexico. The refinery has access to storage capacity of approximately 4.9 million barrels.
Health & Safety at Andeavor
Safety is and always will be a Core Value at Andeavor as we continue to strive to achieve our goal of an incident-free workplace by, in part, instilling a culture of personal responsibility among our employees and contractors.
We are committed to operating our refineries, pipelines, retail stations and other facilities in a manner that promotes the health and safety of our employees, our customers and the communities where we do business. In addition to general safe working practices, our employees receive training in the safe handling and use of refinery chemicals, hazardous wastes and other hazardous materials; emergency response tactics, including firefighting procedures; and the use of emergency response and personal protective equipment.