From powering the tractors and other equipment that enable California farmers to feed the hungry, to innovations that enable drivers to get more out of a gallon of gas and keep engines running longer, and so much more, the Richmond Refinery helps fuel the human energy we all use in our daily lives.

One of the important product streams that we produce is jet fuel and aviation gasoline. Our jet fuel is used in commercial airliners that give us freedom and mobility, in air cargo fleets that bring us our packages, in military jets that keep us safe and even in the air tankers that fight wildfires. We also make the aviation gas for small planes used by hobbyist pilots.

While we all depend on cars, buses and public transit to get around the Bay Area, our region depends on air travel to enable us to efficiently get products and people where they need to go. By supplying reliable products to the region’s airports, we are making a direct contribution to the economy, powering growth and supporting jobs.

Read inside for more details on the history of our work in supporting aviation.

Karen Forthuber is the Oils Planning Manager at the Richmond Refinery