Catlettsburg Refinery

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Catlettsburg Refinery
Catlettsburg Refinery is located in Kentucky
Catlettsburg Refinery
Location of the Catlettsburg Refinery in Kentucky
Country United States
Province Kentucky
City Catlettsburg, Kentucky
Coordinates 38°22′27″N 82°35′55″W / 38.37417°N 82.59861°W / 38.37417; -82.59861Coordinates: 38°22′27″N 82°35′55″W / 38.37417°N 82.59861°W / 38.37417; -82.59861
Refinery details
Owner(s) Marathon Petroleum Corporation
Commissioned 1922 (1922)
Capacity 242,000 bbl/d (38,500 m3/d)
No. of employees 775

The Catlettsburg Refinery is the 31st largest American oil refinery. It is located in northeastern Kentucky, at the intersection of Interstate 64 and U.S. Route 23 in Catlettsburg, Kentucky near the cities of Ashland, Kentucky and Huntington, West Virginia. The facility was built in 1916 by the Great Eastern Refining Company and purchased in 1924 by the Ashland Refining Company. The refinery now occupies a 650-acre (260 ha) plus site, producing more than 242,000 barrels per day (38,500 m3/d), and employing around 1,600 employees and contractors. Its location on the west banks of the Big Sandy River and only two miles south of the Ohio River, allows it to ship products by barge as well as pipeline.[1] It is currently owned and operated by Marathon Petroleum Corporation out of Findlay, Ohio.[1]

Due to the coal mining industry and the large quantity of petroleum products shipped from the refinery, the Port of Huntington-Tristate is the largest inland port in the United States, with 76.5 million tons shipped in 2007.[2]


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Catlettsburg Refinery 

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  1. ^ a b Catlettsburg Refining, LLC: Catlettsburg, Kentucky Retrieved on 2014-06-05
  2. ^ Johnson, Curtis (March 29, 2009). "Port of Huntington one of nation's largest.". Huntington Herald-Dispatch. Retrieved 2010-02-22.