Our El Paso refinery is located approximately three miles east of downtown El Paso, Texas. The refinery was originally two facilities with the north portion built by Chevron in 1928, and the south portion built by Texaco in 1931. The operations of both sites were modernized over the years, and the two plants were combined in 1993.
The El Paso refinery has a crude oil refining capacity of approximately 131,000 barrels per calendar day (bpcd). The refinery processes sweet and sour crudes into gasoline, distillates, heavy fuel oil, asphalt and propane and has access to the Permian Basin shale region. Products are delivered from the El Paso refinery by truck, rail, and pipeline.
Health, Safety and Environment
At MPC, the health and safety of our employees is of paramount concern. We take steps to ensure an accident-free, incident-free workplace no matter where it is. Due to that commitment, we've implemented safety measures and been recognized as a leader in safety.
At the same time, we are committed to minimizing our impact on the environment. As such, we are involved in multiple programs, support several organizations and implement various initiatives that aim to protect our environment and the local communities in which we operate.
Below is a list of accolades and accomplishments that we've earned at our El Paso refinery.
- One of the first refineries in the U.S. to install a wet gas scrubber to reduce emissions
- Installed flare gas recovery system, eliminating continuous waste gas flaring
- Implemented process advancements to significantly reduce sulphur and benzene in fuels
- On-site lab certifies finished products to meet all government specifications and regulations
- Enforcement of a disciplined framework that includes comprehensive design, engineering, operating and maintenance practices. Industry-recognized methodologies used to assure process safety and asset integrity, and to reduce the risk of incidents.
At Marathon Petroleum, we know that community is important. It's why we do what we do every day. So, aside from fueling the El Paso area, we also make it a priority to be actively involved in efforts that have a positive impact on the community. Listed below are some of the ways that we do just that.
- Provide $1.5M in annual community investment funds to non-profit organizations in El Paso and the Permian Basin
- Provided $125,000 grant to the American Red Cross to purchase an emergency response vehicle
- Provided $50,000 grant to the City of El Paso for public safety
- Developed partnerships and provided approximately $375,000 in grants for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education programs in multiple schools across the El Paso Independent School District, Ysleta Independent School District and Socorro Independent School District
- Funded $375,000 in 2017 for basic community needs for organizations such as food banks, homeless shelters and Habitat for Humanity