Texas Oil Refineries & Plants

Need a lawyer for a refinery accident in Texas?

On March 23, 2005, the ISOM isomerization process unit at the British Petroleum (BP) refinery in Texas City, Texas was responsible for the creation of an explosive hydrocarbon vapor cloud that left 15 workers dead and more than 170 more workers seriously injured. At the time of the explosive accident, the Texas City Refinery was the second largest of its kind in the entire state; it was also the third largest oil refinery in the entire nation.

Mr. Daspit spent nearly 8,000 hours litigating cases that arose out of the BP Texas City Refinery Explosion, and he now knows the refinery – and those like it – inside and out.

The fateful refinery explosion that took place more than five years ago is not the first of its kind, nor is it likely to be the last. Disastrous explosions at plants and refineries in the United States have almost become the norm, and this rings particularly true in the state of Texas, which is home to a great number of the nation's most productive refineries.

Unfortunately, in a field such as the oil plant and refinery industry, productivity can come at the cost of human lives, because explosions, accidents, injuries, and fatalities are all commonly connected to this type of work. If you or someone you love were injured or otherwise harmed while working at a refinery, then you should immediately speak to a Houston personal injury attorney at The Daspit Law Firm.

Refineries in the Houston, Beaumont, & Galveston Areas

The state of Texas is home to some of the nation's most well-known oil refineries. Many of these refineries are located in and around the areas of Houston, Beaumont, and Galveston, as can be seen below:

  • Baytown Refinery (ExxonMobil): The Baytown Refinery in Texas is the second largest refinery in the U.S. and it has a crude oil capacity of 560,640 bbl/d (89,135 m 3/d).
  • Beaumont Refinery (ExxonMobil): The Beaumont Refinery in Texas caused injury to at least a dozen workers when a fire erupted in a process unit in April of 2013. Currently, it has a crude oil capacity of 348,500 bbl/d (55,410 m 3/d).
  • Deer Park Refinery (Shell Oil Company): Also commonly referred to as the "Shell Deer Park Refinery in Pasadena," the Deer Park Refinery in Texas produces 33,700 bbl/d (53,050 m 3/d).
  • Galveston Bay Refinery (Marathon Petroleum Company): The Galveston Bay Refinery is located in Texas City, Texas and is currently the third largest refinery in the U.S. It was previously owned by BP, at which time it went by the name of BP Texas Refinery. It was officially acquired by the Marathon Petroleum Company in February of 2013 and subsequently renamed. It has a crude oil capacity of 451,000 bbl/d (71,700 m 3/d).
  • Houston Refinery (Lyondell): The Houston Refinery in Texas has a crude oil capacity of 270,000 bbl/d (42,960 m 3/d). The Lyondell Chemical Company is now a wholly owned subsidiary of LyondellBasell Industries.
  • Houston Refinery (Valero): The Valero Houston Refinery in Texas began its operations in 1942 and been vastly modified and expanded upon ever since. Today, it has a crude oil capacity of 83,000 bbl/d (13,200 m 3/d).
  • Independent Refinery (Stratnor): The Independent Refinery in Houston, Texas is part of Strategic Northern which participates in nearly every aspect of the oil and gas industry. The refinery has a crude oil capacity of approximately 100,000 bbl/d (16,000 m 3/d).
  • Pasadena Refinery (Petrobras): The Pasadena Refinery in Texas is an independent refiner and marketer of petroleum products and has a crude oil capacity of just over 100,000 bbl/d (16,000 m 3/d).
  • Port Arthur Refinery (Total): The Port Arthur Refinery in Texas is nearly a century old and is said to have a crude oil capacity of 174,000 bbl/d (27,700 m 3/d).
  • Port Arthur Refinery (Motiva Enterprises): The Port Arthur Refinery (PAR) in Texas is the largest refinery in the U.S. Shell owns 50% of the Motiva refinery and Saudi Aramco owns the other 50% of the refinery. It has a crude oil capacity of 600,000 bbl/d (95,00 m 3/d).
  • Port Arthur Refinery (Valero): The Port Arthur Refinery in Texas began in 1901 and is still going strong today. It currently has a crude oil capacity of 325,000 bbl/d (51,700 m 3/d).
  • South Hampton Refinery (Arabian American Development): South Hampton Resources is an independent petrochemical manufacturer located in Silsbee, Texas, and it began in 1955. Now, more than 50 years after its beginnings, the refinery has a crude oil capacity of 6,000 bbl/d (950 m 3/d).
  • Sweeny Refinery (Phillips 66): The Sweeny Refinery in Texas primarily processes heavy, high-sulfur crude oil. It has a crude oil capacity of 247,000 bbl/d (39,300 m 3/d).
  • Texas City Refinery (Marathon Petroleum Company): The Texas City Refinery is located on Galveston Bay, Texas and its operations include crude distillation, chemical-grade proplene, naphtha, raffinate, propane, aromatics, and other chemicals. Its crude oil capacity is 80,000 bbl/d (13,000 m 3/d).
  • Texas City Refinery (Valero): The Valero Texas City Refinery can be found on the Texas City Ship Channel. The refinery dates back to 1908, and today it has a crude oil capacity of 210,000 bbl/d (33,000 m 3/d).

*Bbl/d stands for "barrels per day."

Work with The Daspit Law Firm

At The Daspit Law Firm, our legal team is committed to providing nothing short of everything you need if you were injured in an oil refinery or plant accident. Given the large number of refineries in Texas, it's no wonder that many of the industry's accidents and injuries are connected to oil plants that are located right here in our very own state. We are here for you if you were unduly harmed in any way while working on the grounds of an oil refinery in Texas.

Please don't hesitate to contact us for help. Your first consultation with a member of our legal team is provided completely free of charge!