Chevron Pascagoula Refinery is primarily a fuels refinery, in that we mainly manufacture motor gasoline, about 130,000 barrels per day (BPD); jet fuel, 50,000 BPD; and diesel fuel, 68,000 BPD. Our other products include fuel oils such as bunker fuel, Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG), aviation gasoline, petroleum coke and sulfur.
The refinery’s specialty products include paraxylene, a compound used as a feed stock in the textile and plastics industries; benzene and ethylbenzene, used in the manufacturing of a wide range of products, including automobile tires, sporting goods, nylon, and pharmaceuticals; propylene, used in the manufacture of plastics; and premium base oils, used in high performance lubricants, including motor oils for consumer and commercial use.
About 65 percent of our products leave the refinery by way of marine shipments and 30 percent via a pipeline that runs from the refinery to Collins, Mississippi, where it connects with two major pipeline systems. The remaining 5 percent of our products are shipped by truck and railroad.
Products manufactured at the Pascagoula Refinery are marketed throughout the Southeastern United States, and in Central and South America. A network of product pipelines, coastal ships, railroad, and tank trucks carries finished products to regional distribution centers. In turn, these centers supply products to wholesale consumers and industrial customers in the South and Southeast.
Pascagoula Marketing Terminal
Most of our area wholesale customers receive their products at a marketing terminal located at the Pascagoula Refinery. It is at the terminal where Techron®, our patented fuel additive, is added to all Chevron and Texaco gasolines marketed locally.
At the terminal, tank trucks load motor gasoline and low-sulfur diesel for delivery to wholesale customers including area independently owned Chevron Food Mart stations and Texaco stations and jet fuel for delivery to customers that include area airports.
The Global Marketing Division of Chevron Corporation operates the terminal. The refinery is operated by the Global Manufacturing Division of Chevron Corporation.
Terminal’s Vapor Recovery Unit
Chevron takes care to protect air quality at our local gasoline stations. Vapors are produced in the underground storage tanks when gasoline is delivered to our stations. During product delivery, the vapors produced in the underground storage tanks are pushed back into the tanker delivery truck and stored there. When the truck tank loads new product at the refinery’s Marketing Terminal, the tank is connected to a Vapor Recovery Unit that employs the latest technology to recover the vapors. The recovery unit actually condenses much of the vapor to liquid, thus protecting air quality and recovering gasoline product.
Area customers load propane at a separate LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas) rail terminal. Our LPG is marketed by Chevron’s LPG Supply and Trading International Marketing Team.