As of January 1, 2021, there were 129 operable petroleum refineries in the United States.
The newest refinery in the United States is the Targa Resources Corporation's 35,000 barrels per calendar day (b/cd) condensate splitter in Channelview, Texas, which began operating in 2019. 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.
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, 2021, it had a capacity of 578,000 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||2021 Capacity b/cd|
|2018||2019||Channelview, Texas||Targa Resources||35,000||Hartree Partners||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|
|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||Hillcorp, North Slope||6,500|
|1977||1978||Lake Charles, Louisiana||Calcasieu||6,500||Calcasieu||135,000|
|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 25, 2021