The Salt Lake City Refinery was originally constructed in 1908, when a small group of Utah residents foresaw the need for petroleum products in the Rocky Mountain region. Staking their futures and fortune on the expected demand, they incorporated Utah Oil Refining Company, the first oil refinery in the state, processing around seven barrels a day.

 

As the refinery has grown, Andeavor has remained committed to minimizing its impact on the local environment. A Wet Gas Scrubber, completed in 2017, has reduced both SO2 and NOx emissions by 98% and 60%, respectively. And a new project to produce lower sulfur Tier 3 gasoline is underway, scheduled for completion in 2019.

 

Today, the Salt Lake City Refinery is the largest in Utah with a total crude oil capacity of 63,000 barrels per day (bpd). The refinery processes crude oil from Utah, Colorado, Wyoming and Canada to manufacture gasoline, diesel fuel, jet fuel, heavy fuel oils and liquefied petroleum gas. These products are distributed through a system of terminals and pipelines, primarily to markets in Utah, Idaho and eastern Washington, with some product delivered to Nevada and Wyoming. The refinery also supplies jet fuel to the Salt Lake City International Airport.

Health & Safety at Andeavor

Safety is and always will be a Core Value at Andeavor. In 2016, the Salt Lake City refinery received the Award for Meritorious Safety Performance from AFPM as well as the Award of Merit from the Utah Safety Council. Andeavor continues to strive to achieve our ultimate goal of an incident-free workplace.

 

We are committed to operating our refineries, pipelines, retail stations and other facilities in a manner that promotes the health and safety of our employees, our customers and the communities where we do business. In addition to general safe working practices, our employees receive training in the safe handling and use of refinery chemicals, hazardous wastes and other hazardous materials; emergency response tactics, including firefighting procedures; and the use of emergency response and personal protective equipment.

 

Community Support

 

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Milestones

1908

Group of residents invest $4,000 and incorporate the Utah Oil Refining Company

1909

Refinery employs first three people, and process seven barrels per day

1909

Refinery employs first three people, and process seven barrels per day

1911

Texas investors provide capital and expertise for growth to 650 bpd

1920–1929

By 1922, refinery has a crude oil capacity of 3,200 bpd and employs 600 people

1920–1929

By 1922, refinery has a crude oil capacity of 3,200 bpd and employs 600 people

1930–1939

Despite the depressed economy, the refinery continues to expand to 10,000 bpd capacity

1940–1949

Production increases to 14,000 bpd to support the government’s “Defense Plant” project during World War II

1940–1949

Production increases to 14,000 bpd to support the government’s “Defense Plant” project during World War II

1950–1959

Remote Tank Farm constructed, adding approximately 635,000 barrels of storage capacity

1960–1969

In 1964, a new computer control system is installed on the Alkylation Unit. In 1967, the Waste Water Treatment Facility is installed to clean up refinery wastewater

1960–1969

In 1964, a new computer control system is installed on the Alkylation Unit. In 1967, the Waste Water Treatment Facility is installed to clean up refinery wastewater

1970–1979

Additional tankage is added. The controls of several process units are consolidated and monitored by computers. Crude oil capacity increases to 41,000 bpd

1980–1989

The refinery is reconfigured to process low sulfur crude oil and condensate from Wyoming. Asphalt production is discontinued

1980–1989

The refinery is reconfigured to process low sulfur crude oil and condensate from Wyoming. Asphalt production is discontinued

1990–1999

The Sulfur Recovery Unit is installed to remove sulfur from fuel gas and other systems. In 1998, the Refinery Operations Control Center is installed bringing all of the process unit controls under a central control center

2000–2009

The Cogeneration Plants are installed in 2004 to supply steam and power to the refinery

2000–2009

The Cogeneration Plants are installed in 2004 to supply steam and power to the refinery

2016

Refinery is honored with the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers award for Meritorious Safety Performance and Utah Safety Council Award of Merit

2018

Wet Gas Scrubber project is commissioned

 

2018

Wet Gas Scrubber project is commissioned

 

By the Numbers

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