Martinez Refinery Completes Plant-Wide Energy Assessment

Karen Atkison

    Research output: NRELBrochure


    This OIT BestPractices Case Study describes how the Equilon Enterprises oil refinery in Martinez, California undertook a plant-wide energy assessment that focused on three key areas: waste minimization, process debottlenecking, and operations optimization. The assessment yielded recommendations, which, if implemented, can save more than 6,000,000 MMBtu per year and an estimated $52,000,000 peryear, plus improve process control and reduce waste.
    Original languageAmerican English
    Number of pages4
    StatePublished - 2002

    NREL Publication Number

    • NREL/BR-840-32615

    Other Report Number

    • DOE/GO-102002-1618


    • Equilon
    • industrial energy efficiency
    • industries of the future (IOF)
    • Martinez
    • Office of Industrial Technologies (OIT)
    • oil
    • OIT
    • operations optimization
    • plant-wide assessments
    • process de-bottlenecking
    • refinery
    • waste minimization


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