Baytown Refinery

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Baytown Refinery
Baytown Refinery is located in Texas
Baytown Refinery
Location of the Baytown Refinery in Texas
Country United States
City Baytown, Texas
Coordinates 29°44′20″N 95°00′38″W / 29.7390°N 95.0106°W / 29.7390; -95.0106Coordinates: 29°44′20″N 95°00′38″W / 29.7390°N 95.0106°W / 29.7390; -95.0106
Refinery details
Owner(s) ExxonMobil
Commissioned 1919 (1919)
Capacity 584,000 bbl/d (92,800 m3/d)

ExxonMobil's Baytown Refinery is the second largest oil refinery in the United States located in Baytown, Texas. It has capacity of 584,000 barrels per day (92,800 m3/d).[1] The site first opened in 1919 and was originally operated by the Humble Oil Company. Today, it is the largest employer in the city. The plant takes up 2,400 acres (9.7 km2) of land next to the Houston Ship Channel.

In 1988 and 1989, the plant expanded operations without notifying the U.S. federal government as required under the Clean Air Act's New Source Review provision. This went unnoticed by the Environmental Protection Agency until 2000.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sider, Alison (4 May 2013). "Exxon: Tentative Baytown Refinery safety deal". MarketWatch. Retrieved 24 July 2013. 

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