BP's downstream operations refine, transport, sell and trade crude oil and petroleum products. In alignment with changing global trends, BP is re-positioning its U.S. operations to better serve its customers.
BP currently operates large, modern refineries in Cherry Point, Wash.; Whiting, Ind.; and Toledo, Ohio. These installations, with total capacity for processing up to 744,000 barrels of crude oil every day, make up a significant part of BP's worldwide network of refineries. They produce a wide range of fuels, petrochemicals and lubricants to serve America's highway, air and rail transportation needs, for home, commercial and institutional heating, and for power generation and use by industry. Almost all of the BP refined products are sold under the brands of BP®, Amoco Ultimate® and Castrol®. Air BP is a major supplier to airlines, with about 10 percent of the global market.
BP's U.S. refineries
BP's U.S. refining strategy focuses on operating sophisticated, feedstock-advantaged refineries tied to strong logistics and fuels infrastructure. BP has completed a number of major investments in its U.S. facilities to increase production and boost efficiency. A multi-year, multi-billion-dollar modernization of the Whiting refinery in northwest Indiana was brought on stream in 2013, marking the largest private-sector investment in state history. The project increased the facility’s production capacity to 430,000 barrels per day (bpd) and equipped it to process increased amounts of heavy crude oil. Other major investments include a clean-diesel upgrading project at the refinery in Cherry Point, Wash. (234,000 bpd), and the addition of a continuous catalytic reformer to the refinery in Toledo, Ohio (160,000 bpd), which is a joint venture with partner Husky Energy Inc.