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About Shell Deer Park
In 1929, just before the Great Depression, Shell Oil Company became the first manufacturer to call Deer Park home. At the time, there were no other businesses or buildings in what is now a bustling community about 20 miles east of downtown Houston.
The sixth largest refinery in the United States.
In February 1993, Shell Oil Company and PMI Norteamerica, S.A. de C.V., a subsidiary of Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex), formed a 50-50 joint venture--Deer Park Refining Limited Partnership (DPRLP)--and in March 2001 completed a $1 billion capital upgrade. The project improved DPRLP’s global competitiveness, operating efficiency and long-term economic viability while significantly reducing air emissions.
The assets of the refinery are managed and operated by Shell Oil Company through Shell Deer Park Refining Company, a division of Shell Oil Products Company, a Shell Oil subsidiary.
Today, Shell Deer Park is home to the sixth largest refinery in the United States with a crude oil capacity of 340,000 barrels a day (42 gallons per barrel).
Shell and Safety
Safety is always our top priority. We aim to have zero fatalities and no incidents that harm people, or put our neighbors or facilities at risk.
People who work for Shell drive nearly 1 billion kilometres a year to deliver fuel and other products, and help maintain our operations. Some build new plants in extreme conditions, work on remote offshore platforms, or run refineries and chemical plants. Keeping people safe is our top priority. We aim to have zero fatalities and no incidents that harm our employees, contractors or neighbors, or put our facilities at risk.
We are working to keep our employees and contractors safe by focusing on compliance and tackling the cultural issues that can lead to unsafe behavior. Our Goal Zero program and supporting company-wide initiatives are helping to strengthen our safety culture.
We have a comprehensive set of business principles and rigorous standards covering health, safety, security, the environment and social performance. Our approach to safety includes ensuring that our facilities are well designed and maintained, and that our operations are safe and reliable. In the event of a spill, we follow strict emergency response procedures.