A total of 135 operable petroleum refineries were operable in the United States as of January 1, 2019.
The newest refinery in the United States is the Targa Resources Corporation 35,000 barrels per calendar day (b/cd) condensate splitter in Channelview, Texas. Condensate splitters are distillation units that process condensate, which is lighter than crude oil. Splitter capacity is included as atmospheric distillation units in U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) data. The Targa unit, which began operating in 2019, was operable but not running at the start of the year, so its capacity is listed as idle in the 2019 Refinery Capacity Report.
However, the newest refinery with significant downstream unit capacity is Marathon's facility in Garyville, Louisiana. That facility came online in 1977 with an initial atmospheric distillation unit capacity of 200,000 b/cd, and as of January 1, 2019, it had a capacity of 564,000 b/cd.
Capacity has also been added to existing refineries through upgrades or new construction. Some recent examples of large increases include
The newest refineries currently operating in the United States
|Year Built||First Operated||Location||Original Owner||Original Capacity b/cd||Current Owner||2019 Capacity b/cd|
|2018||2019||Channelview, Texas||Targa Resources||35,000||Targa Resources||35,000|
|2016||2017||Corpus Christi, Texas||Magellan Midstream Partners||42,500||Magellan Midstream Partners||42,500|
|2015||2015||Corpus Christi, Texas||Buckeye Partners||46,250||Buckeye Partners||60,000|
|2015||2015||Houston, Texas||Petromax Refining||25,000||Petromax Refining||25,000|
Dickinson, North Dakota
|Dakota Prairie Refining||19,000||Marathon||19,000|
|2014||2015||Galena Park, Texas||Kinder Morgan||42,000||Kinder Morgan||84,000|
|1993||1993||Valdez, Alaska||Petro Star||26,300||Petro Star||55,000|
|1991||1992||Ely, Nevada||Petro Source||7,000||Foreland||2,000|
|1986||1987||North Pole, Alaska||Petro Star||6,700||Petro Star||19,700|
|1985||1986||Prudhoe Bay, Alaska||ARCO||12,000||ConocoPhillips||15,000|
|1978||1979||North Slope, Alaska||ARCO||13,000||BP Exploration, Alaska||6,500|
|1977||1978||Lake Charles, Louisiana||Calcasieu||6,500||Calcasieu||128,000|
|1976||1977||Krotz Springs, Louisiana||Gold King||5,000||Delek||80,000|
|1975||1975||Corpus Christi, Texas||Saber||15,000||Valero||290,000|
Last updated: June 21, 2019