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Alkylation Safety & the Production of Cleaner Gasoline

Alkylate is critical to making clean, low-emission gasoline. Hydrofluoric (HF) acid is one of two primary catalysts used to make alkylate. When it comes to using HF, refiners take major precautions and employ prevention, detection and containment strategies to keep their workforces and communities safe. Tim Shepperd, an expert in alkylation safety with more than 30 years of refining industry experience gives an on-the-ground look at HF alkylation. Using live and modeled footage, he walks through the layers of safety systems and risk mitigation protocols facilities use to protect workers, their neighbors and the environment. For more information about alkylation safety, please visit

Additional reading: Banning Hydrofluoric Acid Won’t Eliminate Risk, But It Will Threaten Fuel Supplies

Yearly Barrier Test

July 19th, 2022|

Community Notification Annual Test of the Crenshaw & Del Amo Road Barriers The annual test of the Crenshaw and Del Amo Boulevards’ road barriers is planned for Wednesday, July 27, 2022, therefore the roads will be closed as follows: Crenshaw [...]

TORC’s Barbara Graham Receives Chamber Award

June 30th, 2022|

Helps Refinery Continue to Positively Impact Our Community At the annual Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce (TACC/Chamber) Installation and Impact Awards Celebration held in June, the Chamber recognized Torrance Refinery Community Relations Manager Barbara Graham with this year’s Chamber Impact [...]

Refinery Volunteers Lend a Helping Hand To Neighborhood Nonprofit

June 30th, 2022|

Switzer's Annual Special Olympics The Switzer Learning Center (Switzer), a Torrance Refinery neighbor, is a nonprofit educational organization serving young people in our community with behavioral and/or developmental challenges. The Center provides individualized intensive special education to help students [...]