Pioneering a Lower Carbon Future

Chevron El Segundo is leading the industry in renewable fuels and helping move ideas and people forward.

Chevron El Segundo has been helping the South Bay go and grow since 1911, when Standard Oil Company built its second refinery on the secluded sand dunes overlooking the Pacific Ocean. As many employees working for Standard Oil Company lived in the surrounding area, the city that we know now as El Segundo (Spanish for “the second”) was named after the refinery. Later Standard Oil Company was changed to Chevron, but the company’s focus has remained the same: to support the community and produce and deliver affordable, reliable and ever-cleaner energy. 

To meet the world’s growing energy needs and reduce the carbon intensity of fuels, Chevron is taking a multiprong approach. Working with innovators locally and around the globe, Chevron is developing breakthrough technologies and building new partnerships to scale lower carbon solutions.

Last fall, Chevron El Segundo announced the completion of a renewable fuel conversion project at its refinery. The conversion of the facility’s diesel hydrotreater makes the El Segundo facility Chevron’s first petroleum refinery to supply renewable diesel made entirely from renewable or traditional feedstocks. The El Segundo refinery is also the first refinery in the United States to co-process biofeedstocks (soybean oil) in an existing large-scale fluid catalytic cracker gasoline refining unit—allowing Chevron to make gasoline, jet fuel and diesel fuel with renewable content and lower carbon intensity.

By utilizing existing refinery assets and technology rather than building new infrastructure, Chevron expects refineries like El Segundo to rapidly—and with flexibility—help meet evolving renewable fuel demand, blend renewable content into traditional fuels and pivot to meet traditional fuel demand as needed. The progress made is expected to help Chevron scale renewable fuel production at refineries across the U.S. and globally.

Chevron is one of the world’s largest producers of renewable and alternative fuels while also leading the development of new technologies for a lower carbon future. Chevron’s investments and businesses include renewable diesel and biodiesel; renewable natural gas; hydrogen; carbon capture and sequestration; and geothermal.

Chevron El Segundo is proud of its long-standing legacy and community partnerships. The refinery has also achieved the lowest emissions of any other refinery in Southern California and has been recognized twice as the safest refinery in the U.S. The El Segundo refinery’s renewable fuel projects align with Chevron’s target of tripling its renewable diesel and biodiesel offerings to consumers by 2025 and having the capacity to produce 100,000 barrels of renewable transportation fuels per day by 2030.

As the supplier of more than 20% of all motor vehicle fuels in Southern California and 40% of jet fuel at Los Angeles International Airport, El Segundo’s renewable fuels initiatives further enable Chevron to provide affordable, reliable, ever-cleaner energy to its customers in the South Bay and beyond.

Chevron El Segundo

324 W. El Segundo Blvd., El Segundo
310-615-5342  |
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