Our Commitment to You
At the Andeavor St. Paul Park Refinery, the safety of our operations, our people and the community is our top priority. To provide the fuels that our region needs, our professional staff safely handle thousands of barrels of hydrocarbons and chemicals every day.
To produce the high-octane gasoline required for today’s automobiles, alkylation utilizing hydrofluoric acid (HF) is an established and widely practiced method. In fact, about 50 percent of alkylation units worldwide use HF in their systems.
For more than 50 years, St. Paul Park has operated an HF alkylation unit with no impacts to the community. To protect our people and the community, St. Paul Park follows the ‘Industry Recommended Practice for Safe Operation of HF Alkylation Units’. These include early warning systems, monitoring equipment, training, mitigation systems and response activities all designed to either avoid an incident, or respond quickly to protect the community.
Our Emergency Response Plans comply with all regulatory requirements and are reviewed and approved by the U.S. Coast Guard, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and state and local agencies. We also conduct simulation and training exercises following the guidelines of the National Preparedness Response Exercise Program. These drills provide opportunities for emergency and first responders to discuss and train in simulated, non-urgent situations. Locally, we regularly drill and train with local responders, including Washington County, St. Paul Park, Newport, and Cottage Grove Emergency Response teams.
Our goal is to never have a HF release, but we are prepared to protect our community.