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The Convent Refinery is located 30 miles southeast of Baton Rouge, Louisiana near Interstate 10. The majority of the refinery's 4000 acres are within St. James Parish on the Mississippi River.
Just 750 acres have processing equipment on them and the balance of the property is maintained as a farmed greenbelt around the facility. The plant has an annual payroll of $41 million and pays more than $10 million annually in taxes.
The refinery was originally built and operated by Texaco in 1967 and went through a major expansion in 1979; when a hydrotreater, sulfur complex, three crude oil storage tanks and an additional dock were added. The plant capacity was approximately doubled with an upgrade in 1984 and became a Saudi Aramco partner in 1989 as part of Star Enterprise.
The plant became a part of Motiva Enterprises LLC in 1998 adding Shell as a family partner.
Crude oil is the refinery's primary raw material and is delivered predominantly by pipeline, but can also be delivered by ships at two docks on the Mississippi. Finished petroleum products are shipped from the facility by pipeline, rail car, tank truck and waterfront vessels.
- Built by Texaco in 1967
- Capacity 235,000 barrels of crude oil daily
- Annual payroll $41 million
- Pays $10 million in taxes annually
- Markets served in Central Gulf Coast and Southeastern United States
The major refining process units include Atmospheric and Vacuum Crude Distillation, Fluid Catalytic Cracking, Resid Hydrocracking, Catalytic Reforming, Alkylation, Hydrotreating, Hydrogen Generation, and Sulfur Recovery.
- Phone (225) 562-7681
- Fax (225) 296-3883