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bp's US refining business

Our US refineries represent about 40% of bp’s global refining capacity, and we are excited about the potential to reimagine our facilities as integrated low carbon energy hubs and manufacturing centers
A bp team member holds a walkie talkie at a refinery

Safe operations

We believe that technology can play an increasingly effective role in reducing safety risks, and we continue to extend its use in this context across our refining operations. Key actions included the continuing use of drones and robotic technologies for inspections, removing the need for people to face the risks involved in carrying out inspections.

Our two refineries continue to provide the US with the energy that it needs safely, reliably and efficiently.

Cherry Point

Located near Bellingham, Washington, bp’s Cherry Point is the first and only refinery in the Pacific Northwest currently capable of manufacturing diesel made from biomass-based feedstocks. This fuel is chemically identical to petroleum diesel and can be distributed using the same systems, but with a lower carbon footprint.


We recently announced plans for a $269 million investment in three projects at Cherry Point aimed at improving the refinery’s efficiency, reducing its carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and increasing its renewable diesel production capability.


In 2021, Cherry Point celebrated its 50th anniversary and, on average, processes approximately 250,000 barrels of crude oil per day. It is the largest supplier of jet fuel to the Seattle, Portland and Vancouver (BC) international airport, and is also a significant supplier of anode-grade calcined coke.

Aerial view of bp's Cherry Point refinery near Bellingham, Washington
A picture of Whiting Refinery in northwest Indiana


Located in northwest Indiana, our Whiting refinery is the largest in the Midwest and bp’s largest anywhere in the world. Able to process around 440,000 barrels of crude oil every day, Whiting produces a wide range of liquid fuels, along with 7% of all asphalt in the United States.


In October 2022, Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb visited the Whiting refinery for a ceremonial signing of the state’s first-ever carbon sequestration bill – a key step for future carbon capture and storage investments.