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Level 1 Alert lasting longer than 20 minutes or with odors
Notification Only - Flaring incident at Martinez Refining Company in Martinez that may be Seen by the surrounding community.
September 21, 2023, 11:18 am

RMP - PBF Energy – Martinez Refining Company

(formerly Shell Oil Products U.S. Martinez)

Martinez, CA

PBF Energy – Martinez Refining Company (MRC) [formerly Shell Oil Products U.S. Martinez Refinery] occupies approximately 880 acres, and is located in Contra Costa County, partially within the city boundaries of Martinez, CA.

Property occupied by MRC is industrial in use. Land use surrounding MRC is a combination of industrial, open space, environmental conservation, and residential

MRC processes crude oil and other feedstocks for conversion into gasoline, jet fuel, diesel, and asphalt products. The facility produces enough gasoline to fill 252,000 cars, enough diesel to fill 13,125 18-wheel trucks, and enough jet fuel to fill 21 jets (747's) per day.

CalARP Program 4 regulation requires posting of major incidents. Major incidents are defined as an event within or affecting a process that causes a fire, explosion or release of a highly hazardous material, and has the potential to result in death or serious physical harm, or results in an officially declared public shelter-in-place, or evacuation order. This facility has the following major incidents to report:

  • None reported

For additional information regarding this facility's operations and regulated materials handled, please view the Fact Sheet - English | Spanish and Audit Summaries - English | Spanish.

Read the complete official audit report (Preliminary Determination).

Regulated Substances Subject to CalARP/Federal RMP/ISO:

Regulated Substances Program Level CalARP Regulated Federal RMP Regulated ISO Regulated
Anhydrous Ammonia 4 yes no yes
Aqueous Ammonia 4 yes yes yes
Hydrogen 3 yes yes yes
Hydrogen Sulfide 4 yes no yes
Sulfuric Acid* 4 yes no yes
Flammables 4 yes yes yes