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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 on Feb. 1, 2013.
  • 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
  • Product Distribution: Pipeline, barge, truck, rail and ocean tanker
  • Employment: Approximately 2,000 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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