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Galveston Bay Refining Division

  • Site: Located on Galveston Bay, off the entrance to the Houston Ship Channel
  • History: The refinery began operation in 1934 as a Pan American Oil refinery and was later purchased by Amoco. In 1998, refinery ownership changed as Amoco Oil merged with BP. Since 2005, the refinery has undergone significant renovation and upgrade to units and site infrastructure. MPC purchased the refinery from BP in 2013. It is one of the largest and most complex refineries in the U.S.
  • Refining Capacity: 451,000 barrels per calendar day
  • Crude Oil Supply: A wide range of both sweet and sour crude oils
  • Operations: Crude distillation, hydrocracking, catalytic cracking, hydrotreating, reforming, alkylation, aromatics extraction, sulfur recovery and coking
  • Products: Gasoline, distillates, aromatics, heavy-fuel oil, refinery-grade propylene, fuel-grade coke and sulfur
  • Product Distribution: Pipeline, barge, transport truck, rail and ocean tanker
  • Employment: Approximately 1,925 employees and 800 contract workers


Galveston Bay Fact Sheet


For additional details on safety & environmental stewardship and community involvement, download the Galveston Bay Fact Sheet.

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