BP’s Cherry Point refinery has provided a significant portion of U.S. energy needs for more than 30 years. It is located along Pacific coastal waters in northwest Washington state and is the fourth largest refinery on the U.S. west coast.
The refinery processes a large share of Alaska North Slope crude oil, more than 225,000 barrels a day, into transportation fuels. It provides about 20 percent of the gasoline market share in Washington and Oregon, 85 percent of the jet fuel at Seattle International Airport, and is the largest west coast supplier of jet and diesel fuel to the U.S. military. It also produces multiple diesel fuels, propane and butane, and about 2,700 tons a day of anode grade calcined coke used by aluminum smelters, making it one of the largest calcined coke producers in the world.
AUS has been inspecting, installing, and maintaining the protection on the pilings that support the many ship docking structures at the BP Cherry Point refinery since AUS’ inception.