About Torrance Refinery
The Torrance Refinery was purchased in July 2016 by PBF Energy. The refinery covers 750 acres in Torrance, CA and has more than 570 employees, and another 300-500 contractors work there on a daily basis.
Torrance features modern refining technologies that produce a range of products that provide consumers with the highest standards of living and mobility in history, including the cleanest-burning gasoline and diesel fuel in the United States, along with aviation fuels and other products. The refinery is capable of processing an average of 155,000 barrels of crude oil daily and producing 1.8 billion gallons of gasoline per year, which represents nearly 10% of the gasoline demand in California.
In addition to blending three grades of gasoline, Torrance produces diesel fuel, jet fuel, liquefied petroleum gases (LPGs), coke and sulfur. The refinery ships products to customers via a series of proprietary pipelines and terminals throughout the region via truck, rail, barges, and ships.
With its highly skilled workforce, modern refining technology, and a network of pipelines and terminals, Torrance provides the energy that keeps Californians on the move, fueling cars, trucks, buses, trains, boats, and planes. This network includes a pipeline from the refinery directly to Los Angeles International Airport, helping facilitate air travel out of the nation’s third busiest airport.
The Torrance Refinery:
- Began operations in 1929, playing a critical role in the growth of the Los Angeles region by fueling ships at the Port of Los Angeles.
- Complies with the nation’s strictest environmental regulations to produce the cleanest gasoline in the world, made only by a limited number of refineries.
- Produces 20% of the gasoline demand in Southern California and 10% statewide. Produces approximately 30% of the jet fuel demand at Los Angeles International Airport, and produces approximately 80% of the marine fuel demand at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.
- Employs more than 570 employees, many of whom are unionized, who earn excellent salaries, wages and benefits.
- Supports the jobs of thousands of contractors; every direct refinery job impacts more than 15 indirect jobs in California.
- Pays millions of dollars in annual property and utility taxes that help fund vital community services.
- Supports the regional economy, labor and trade unions, and businesses by purchasing goods and services locally.
- Supports education, public safety, environmental programs, and numerous civic and charitable organizations by partnering with the city, schools and local nonprofit groups.
- Provides opportunities for employees, retirees and their families to perform community service.