economic impact

a ship leaving the Chevron wharf in Pascagoula

Chevron plays an integral role in the economic stability of the community. Since it began operations in Jackson County, Chevron has invested more than $4.5 billion at the Pascagoula facility. In 2017, direct local economic impact was more than $511 million, which includes the refinery’s payroll as well as monies spent on local goods and services.

In the past 10 years, the Pascagoula Refinery has paid more than $208 million in Jackson County property taxes and $208 million in school taxes (benefitting the Pascagoula Gautier School District).

Last year, the Chevron Pascagoula Refinery contributed more than $1 million and more than 11,000 volunteer hours to nonprofit organizations in the area that support youth development, education programs, basic human needs, and numerous community organizations. These organizations include but are not limited to; Excel By 5, Project Lead the Way, STEM ZONE, American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, Pascagoula River Audubon Center, Salvation Army, United Way, American Red Cross, and many more.

Last year, local economic benefits of the Pascagoula Refinery included:


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$44.27 million

property taxes in 2017

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$820.3 million

direct local economic impact

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$284.3 million

spent on local goods and services