LyondellBasell's Houston refinery is one of the largest refineries designed to process heavy, high-sulfur crude oil.

Our 268,000-barrel-per-day refinery is strategically located on the U.S. Gulf Coast with access to interstate pipelines and the Port of Houston. The facility covers approximately 700 acres at the city limits of Houston and Pasadena, Texas.

The refinery has the ability to transform very heavy high-sulfur crude oil into clean fuels including reformulated gasoline and low-sulfur diesel. Other products include heating oil, jet fuel, olefins feedstocks, aromatics, lubricants and petroleum coke.

The Houston refinery was one of the first petroleum refineries constructed on the Houston Ship Channel and traces its origin to 1918. The initial plant was operated by Sinclair Refining and later by Atlantic Richfield Company (ARCO). The refinery was part of a joint venture with CITGO Petroleum from 1993 – 2006. The company reacquired full ownership of the plant in 2006 and the refinery, operating as Houston Refining LP, is now a wholly owned subsidiary of LyondellBasell.

LyondellBasell At A Glance

LyondellBasell is one of the world’s largest plastics, chemicals and fuels companies. We manufacture products and develop technologies that improve the quality of life for people around the world. Our products are the basic building blocks used to manufacture countless everyday goods such as personal care products, fresh food packaging, lightweight plastics, construction materials, automotive components, durable textiles, medical applications, biofuels and many others. With the help of LyondellBasell materials, thousands of products are made safer, stronger, more affordable and more reliable.

We have annual revenues of $44 billion* and 13,300 employees worldwide. Our vertically integrated facilities, broad product portfolio, manufacturing flexibility, superior technology base and reputation for operational excellence enable us to deliver exceptional value to our customers across the petrochemical chain – from refining to advanced product applications.

*Based on 2013 annual revenues

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Enriching lives worldwide

With the help of LyondellBasell materials, thousands of products are safer, stronger, more affordable and more reliable.

Our products improve the quality of life in countless ways:

  • Fresh-food packaging
  • Lightweight plastics
  • Lightweight automotive parts
  • Pipe systems for water management
  • Durable textiles
  • Healthcare products
  • Biofuels

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