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Our Los Angeles Refinery is located in Los Angeles County near the L.A. Harbor, on approximately 930 acres. The Los Angeles Refinery is the largest refinery on the West Coast and is a major producer of clean fuels. At full capacity, it operates at 363,000 barrels per day (bpd).

The refinery processes heavy crude from California’s San Joaquin Valley and Los Angeles Basin as well as crudes from the Alaska North Slope, South America, West Africa and other international sources. It manufactures gasoline, jet fuel, diesel fuel, petroleum coke, fuel oil, fuel gases, propylene and calcined coke.

The Los Angeles Refinery receives crude at its marine terminals in L.A. Harbor and ships products throughout southern California, Arizona and Nevada via its connections to several product distribution pipelines and terminals. It distributes all grades of gasoline and ultra-low-sulfur diesel, primarily to Tesoro’s retail system under the Tesoro®, Shell®, ARCO®, Exxon®, Mobil®, and USA Gasoline™ brands. Its Watson Cogeneration plant produces 400 MW, and is the largest cogeneration facility in California.


Brissa Sotelo-Vargas
Public and Governmental Affairs Manager – Wilmington
(310) 522-6001

2101 E. Pacific Coast Highway
Wilmington, CA 90744

Community Hotline:
(310) 522-6367

Walter Neil
Public and Government Affairs Manager – Carson
(310) 816-8100

2350 East 223rd Street
Carson, CA 90810

Community Hotline:
(800) 377-2726

Fast Facts

  • Los Angeles full-time employees: 1,450
  • Crude oil capacity: 363,000 bpd


  • Partner of Friends of Cabrillo Marine Aquarium
  • Participates in monthly community clean-ups
  • Sponsors International Bird Rescue and Marine Mammal Care of San Pedro
  • Participates in electronic recycling events
  • First LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) certified building in Carson, Calif.

Health and Safety

  • ISO 14001 Certified facility
  • Receives numerous workplace safety and community awards every year

Community Support

  • United Way of Greater Los Angeles – Success by Six sponsor
  • Special Olympics year-round Law Enforcement Torch Run sponsor
  • Sponsored Youth and Government programs at San Pedro/Wilmington, Downey, Carson and Long Beach YMCA
  • Sponsored College Bound programs at Wilmington, Long Beach and Carson Boys and Girls Clubs
  • Sponsored MADD and Best Buddy Events
  • Summer Youth and Internship Programs