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Comprehensive List of Refineries in Texas

Texas is known as an oil and gas state and with oil and gas production comes the need for refineries. As of January 2014, there were 136 oil refineries operating in the United States and 29 of those are found in Texas. Texas has more oil refineries than any other state in the country. The vast majority of Texas refineries are found near the Gulf of Mexico.

Texas Oil Refineries

Below is a list of oil refineries in Texas as of January 2014.


Double Punch Refinery – Barton Refining


Baytown Refinery – ExxonMobil

Big Spring

Big Spring Refinery – Alon USA


Beaumont Refinery – ExxonMobil


Borger Refinery – Phillips 66/Cenovus

Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi Complex – Flint Hills Resources

Corpus Christi Refinery – Citgo

Corpus Christi East Refinery – Valero

Corpus Christi West Refinery – Valero

Deer Park

Deer Park Refinery – Shell Oil Company

El Paso

El Paso Refinery – Western Refining


Galveston Bay Refinery – Marathon Petroleum Company


Houston Refinery – Lyondell

Houston Refinery – Valero

Independent Refinery – Stratnor

Penreco – Calumet Penreco LLC


Nixon Refinery – Blue Dolphin


Pasadena Refinery – Petrobas

Port Arthur

Port Arthur Refinery - Total

Port Arthur Refinery - Motiva

Port Arthur Refinery – Valero

San Antonio

San Antonio Refinery – NuStar Energy


South Hampton Refinery – Arabian American Development


McKee Refinery - Valero


Sweeny Refinery – Phillips 66

Texas City

Texas City Refinery – Marathon Petroleum Company

Texas City Refinery – Valero

Three Rivers

Three Rivers Refinery – Valero


Tyler Refinery – Delek Refining Ltd.

Accidents At Texas Refineries

Below are some recent notable accidents that have occurred at Texas refineries.

  • March 2005 – Deadly explosion kills 15 workers and injures more than 100 at the BP refinery (now owned by Marathon) in Texas City
  • October 2006 – Worker killed after falling from a ladder at the Flint Hills refinery in Corpus Christi
  • February 2007 – McKee Refinery in Sunray shut down after three employees were burned in a propane fire
  • July 2007 – Hydrogen sulfide leak at Valero refinery in Port Arthur sends dozens of people to the hospital
  • February 2008 – Explosion at Alon USA refinery in Big Spring injured five workers
  • July 2008 – Crane collapse at Houston’s Lyondell refinery kills four workers and injures seven
  • November 2008 – Delek refinery in Tyler explodes, killing two workers and injuring several others
  • July 2009 – Citgo refinery in Corpus Christi explodes and releases toxic hydrogen fluoride vapor
  • December 2009 – Explosion at Valero refinery in Texas City kills one worker and injures others
  • April 2010 – Man killed in a crane collapse at Port Arthur’s Motiva refinery
  • May 2010 – Fire erupts in Lyondell refinery in Houston
  • May 2010 – Tanker truck explosion injures worker at Calumet Refinery in San Antonio
  • November 2010 – Shell’s Deer Park refinery is shut down after several workers were injured in a fire
  • December 2011 – One worker injured when a fire broke out at a Pasadena refinery owned by Petrobras
  • December 2011 – Texas City Valero refinery explosion kills one worker
  • August 2012 – Construction accident at Total’s Port Arthur refinery kills one worker
  • October 2012 – Fire breaks out at Baytown Exxon Refinery
  • January 2013 – Two contractors injured at Baytown Exxon refinery
  • January 2013 – Flint Hills Corpus Christi refinery shut down due to pump fire
  • April 2013 – More than 12 workers injured in ExxonMobil Beaumont refinery explosion
  • October 2013 – Fire erupts at Valero’s Houston refinery
  • July 2014 – El Paso refinery owned by Western Refining caught fire

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