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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
Refinery machinery

BP currently operates large, modern refineries in Cherry Point, Washington; Whiting, Indiana; and Toledo, Ohio. 

 

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 customers in around 50 countries.

 

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.


BP’s Whiting refinery, its largest anywhere in the world, is constructing a new naphtha hydrotreating unit that will significantly reduce the amount of sulfur in its fuels. The new unit will be operational in 2020.


At the BP-Husky refinery, the team recently completed a significant maintenance turnaround to improve reliability and has commissioned two projects to help reduce the environmental impact of its operations.


Over the past decade, BP has invested more than $1.5 billion in capital improvements at its Cherry Point Refinery and it is the first and only refinery in the Pacific Northwest capable of manufacturing diesel made from biomass-based feedstocks.