Rodeo San Francisco Refinery

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Aerial view of Rodeo facility in 2014, with Carquinez Bridge at right.

The San Francisco Refinery is an oil refinery complex located in Rodeo, California and in Arroyo Grande, California, in the San Francisco Bay Area and Santa Maria Valley. These two locations, although more than 200 miles apart, are considered one location. They are directly connected by a 200-mile pipeline.[1] The refinery is currently owned and operated by Phillips 66, a downstream company with midstream and chemical businesses spun off from ConocoPhillips in 2012.

The complex is capable of refining 120,000 barrels (19,000 m3) of crude oil per day.[2]

Santa Maria Facility[edit]

Located on 1,780 acres adjacent to State Highway 1 on the Nipomo Mesa. The facility has been in operation since the mid 1950s. The refinery process about 44,500 barrels of crude oil per day. The facility's main operation is to convert heavy crude oil into high quality feedstock for additional processing at the connected Rodeo Facility. Additional finished products produced at the facility are petroleum coke (carbon) and sulfur.[3]

Rodeo Facility[edit]

The Rodeo facility was built in 1896 and was the first major oil refinery in the Bay Area. The initial site was 16 acres and processed approximately 1,600 barrels per day. The facility currently covers 1,110 acres and has a crude feed capacity of 80,000 barrels per day, and the capacity to produce 4.3 million gallons of fuel per day.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Phillip 66 Western Pacific Refining". Phillip 66. Retrieved 8 November 2014. 
  2. ^ "San Francisco Refinery". Phillips 66. Retrieved 12 March 2016. 
  3. ^ "Santa Maria Facility". Phillip 66 Santa Maria Facility. Philip 66. Retrieved 8 November 2014. 
  4. ^ "San Francisco Refinery Public Affairs". Phillips 66. Retrieved 8 November 2014. 

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Coordinates: 38°02′46″N 122°15′31″W / 38.046042°N 122.258663°W / 38.046042; -122.258663