The Kenai Refinery was built and began operation in November 1969. It started with only 17 employees and processed 17,500 barrels per day (BPD) of crude oil, all produced in the Cook Inlet. Over the next four decades, the refinery grew in size, complexity and employee base to become the premier safe, compliant and reliable provider of transportation fuels to Alaska.
In addition to employing 225 full-time employees with an emphasis on process safety, Andeavor makes an effort to support the Kenai community by supporting the needs of organizations from the Boys and Girls Club to the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank., including: more than $600,000 invested in STEM education, public safety and environmental programs on the Kenai Peninsula and across Alaska; the Signature Sponsor of “Caring for the Kenai” — a nationally recognized contest for Kenai Peninsula high school students; and sponsored the Marine Simulator upgrade for the Alaska Maritime Training Center to allow for critical training in a safe and controlled environment.
Located on the Cook Inlet, 60 miles southwest of Anchorage, Alaska, Andeavor’s Kenai refinery can process up to 72,000 BPD of crude oil. The refinery produces gasoline and gasoline blendstocks, jet fuel, diesel fuel and heavy fuel oils, propane and asphalt. A 68-mile, 42,000 bpd common-carrier products pipeline transports jet fuel, gasoline and diesel fuel to the Port of Anchorage and the Anchorage International Airport. Wholesale delivery occurs through terminals in Kenai, Anchorage, Andeavor’s Nikiski dock and the Port of Anchorage.
Health & Safety at Andeavor
Safety is and always will be a Core Value at Andeavor. To-date, the facility has recorded only one employee OSHA recordable injury in 5 years (2 million man-hours). Andeavor continues to strive to achieve our ultimate goal of an incident-free workplace, in part, by 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.