The Southern California Distribution Complex provides petroleum products including ethanol to serve the energy needs of Southern California.
Celebrating Carson’s 50th
We are proud to be part of the community as we celebrate the people and organizations that make Carson a vibrant, diverse city.
Shell first came to the Carson area in 1924. As we grew alongside the community, we hosted many of the official founders’ meetings at our offices in Carson. We feel privileged to be one of the city’s founding members in 1968 and wish a happy golden anniversary to the City of Carson!
Frankie Torres (Middle), Shell Maintenance Mechanic Carson High ‘98
“My mother was the first graduating class of Carson High School, both my wife and I went there, now it’s my children’s high school. I’m proud to be part of this awesome community.”
JC Villanueva/Middle School Outreach Coordinator, Boys & Girls Clubs of Carson
“Most gratifying about what I do is seeing students’ successes. Seeing students identify themselves as leaders and just taking on leadership roles. The more educated our community is in the city of Carson, the better investments we have, the more businesses here and they just make the community a lot better.”
Jannely Nunez/Boys & Girls Clubs of Carson member Carson High School Youth of the Year Award recipient
“I used to not think as big or dream as big. But the Boys and Girls Club staff really helped me with that. They inspired me, they motivated me. There was this one staff in particular, his name is JC he would tell me, ‘oh no, you’re going to Harvard.’ And I was like, ‘that’s insane.’ But, yeah, now I’m going to Berkley.“
Kamren, Boys & Girls Clubs of Carson member
"I feel like Carson is doing a lot for people of all ages. The community is a very clean, safe and people pretty much treat everyone like family. We all just communicate and work together to make the city a better place."
Cheryl Carter-Harris, Carson High School math teacher, Carson resident
"I think when you give kids hope, you let them realize that they are much bigger than what they are and they have these opportunities it can’t do anything but help the community."
Kim Richards, CEO, Boys & Girls Clubs of Carson
“Shell in my time, has always been conscientious about giving back to the community. They care about the people.“
Frankie Stewart, California State University Dominguez Hills graduate
"Our motto is '‘future unlimited." That means to me, we are looking on the horizon for all the things that can make us a better city and a more wonderful place to live."
Nathan, 17 years old, Boys and Girls Clubs of Carson
"What I really love about the community of Carson is the diversity. It doesn’t matter what race you are in this city of Carson, they’re always willing to help you, treat you as family too."
Lisa Barfield, Shell Terminal Supervisor Carson Fuels, Carson resident
"I have family ties here, so it’s home for me."
Jan Chilelli, Del Amo Elementary Graduate, Shell Logistics Coordinator
"What makes me the most proud about Carson is the diversity. Growing up here I didn’t really experience prejudice because everyone was so different."
Shell in Carson Southern California
Shell Carson Distribution Complex was originally built in 1924 as a refinery
The Public Awareness program is part of the our commitment of educating the public on pipeline safety
Further information about the Shell Carson Distribution Facility, including employment opportunities, upcoming events; please contact us at 310-816-2000.