Chevron's global refining system manufactures fuels and other products sold by Chevron's marketing, lubricants, and supply and trading organizations. We market these products under the Chevron®, Texaco® and Caltex® brands.
Including our share of affiliates, Chevron can process 1.9 million barrels of crude oil per day.
Six refineries make up more than 75 percent of the company's total crude oil refining capacity. Five of these core refineries—in Singapore, Thailand, South Korea, and Richmond and El Segundo, California—manufacture products for countries in the Pacific Basin. The sixth refinery, in Pascagoula, Mississippi, supplies countries primarily in the Atlantic Basin. Many of these refineries are capable of processing heavy crude oils and producing a variety of high-value products, including transportation fuels.
Operating safely, reliably and with a commitment to protecting the environment remains among our top priorities. We have implemented a loss prevention system in our wholly operated facilities. This behavior-based safety system is designed to help strengthen our culture of injury-free and incident-free operations while providing a base for strong, competitive performance.
The 50 percent-owned Yeosu Refinery in South Korea remains among the world's largest. And the 64 percent-owned Map Ta Phut Refinery in Thailand continues to supply high-quality petroleum products through the Caltex brand in Thailand.
Several of our refineries recently completed major upgrades.
Our Salt Lake City, Utah, refinery improved plant reliability and increased feedstock flexibility during an upgrade in 2014. At our El Segundo, California, refinery we replaced six coke drums to increase reliability and take advantage of advances in coke drum design.
In 2014, the 50 percent-owned Singapore Refinery started construction on a gasoline desulfurization facility and cogeneration plant to increase the refinery's ability to produce higher-value gasoline and improve energy efficiency.
In addition, we began production at our new $1.4 billion premium base oil plant at the Pascagoula Refinery. The facility is designed with a capacity of 25,000 barrels per day, making Chevron the world's leading producer of premium base oils.
Updated: May 2015