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October 21, 2014

A quick guide to the major industrial players in Texas City

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Posted: Saturday, April 20, 2013 12:30 am | Updated: 1:31 pm, Sat Apr 20, 2013.

Oil refineries

Marathon Texas Refining Division

• 80,000 barrel-per-day oil refinery

• Products made include gasoline, distillates, naphtha, propane, chemical-grade propylene, aromatics, raffinate, sulfur and various other chemicals

• Employs 280 people plus on average about 225 contract workers

Marathon Galveston Bay Refinery Division

• 451,000 barrel-per-day refinery

• Products made include gasoline, distillates, fuel-grade coke, slurry, propylene, propane, benzene and xylene

• Employs about 2,000 people plus on average about 800 contract workers

Valero

• 245,000 barrel-per-day refinery

• Products made include fuel gas, gasoline, kerosene, diesel fuel, No. 2 fuel oil, liquefied petroleum gases (LPGs), propylene and No. 6 fuel oil

• Employs about 480 people plus about 200 contract workers

Chemical plants

Ashland Specialty Chemical

• 4 production units on 330 acres

• Produces polyvinylpolypyrrolidone (PVPP) that is used in the manufacturing of pharmaceuticals and even alcoholic beverages

• Employs about 175 people

BP Texas City Chemicals

• 220-acre site with 4 process units

• Products made include metaxylene and paraxylene with annual production capacity of 1.4 million tons

• Employs about 275 people  

Dow Chemical

• 8 production units on 420 acres

• Produces isopropanol, and aldehydes, organic acids and vinyl acetate are produced for use in plastics, solvents, coatings, ink, brake fluid and pharmaceuticals.

• Employs about 330 people

Eastman Chemical

• 290-acre chemical plant

• Produces non-phthalate plasticizers

• Employs about 200 people

Styrolution/INEOS Styrenics

• 19-acre site with a capacity of 1 billion pounds

• Styrene monomer

• Employs about 80 people

Terminals/Shipping

NuStar

• Products storage and transportation facility with two terminals. Four docks and 80 tanks with about 2.9 million barrels storage capacity

• Products stored include clean products, black oils, blendstocks, VGO, chemicals and light petroleum products

• Employs about 69 people

Oiltanking

• Products storage terminal with 3.2 million barrels storage capacity with nine port berths

• Products stored chemicals, aromatics, petroleum, gasoline components, biofuels, ethanol and gases

• Employs about 87 people

Port of Texas City/Texas City Terminal Railway

• Port with railway service with 43 berths

• 4,900 barges and 1,100 ships with 53 net tons annually

• Employs 37 people