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Catlettsburg Refinery: Catlettsburg, Kentucky

  • Site: Located in northeastern Kentucky on the western bank of the Big Sandy River, near the confluence with the Ohio River
  • History: Built in 1916 by the Great Eastern Refining Company, the Swiss Oil Corporation (then parent company of Ashland Inc.) purchased the 1,000 barrel per day plant in 1924. The plant became part of MPC’s refinery system in 1998 and fully owned by MPC in 2005. MPC completed construction of a condensate splitter in 2014, increasing the refinery’s capacity to process condensate from the Utica shale region.
  • Refining Capacity: 277,000 barrels per calendar day
  • Crude Oil Supply: Sweet and sour crude oils, condensate
  • Operations: Crude distillation, catalytic cracking, reforming, hydrotreating, alkylation, aromatics extraction, isomerization and sulfur recovery
  • Products: Gasoline, distillates, asphalt, aromatics, heavy fuel oil and propane
  • Product Distribution: Pipeline, barge, transport truck and rail
  • Employment: Approximately 740 employees


Catlettsburg Refinery Fact Sheet


For additional details on safety & environmental stewardship and community involvement, download the Catlettsburg Refinery Fact Sheet

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