The Lemont, In poor health., refinery is a strategic supplier of transportation fuels, particularly in the higher Midwest. The refinery has crude processing capability of 167,000 barrels per day (bpd) and manufactures several grades of gasoline, diesel, jet gas and high-high quality hydrocarbon solvents used within the production of paints, adhesives and coatings. The refinery has a protracted historical past of supporting the wants of the upper Midwest. The unique Lemont Refinery was constructed in the early 1920s with a crude capacity of 25,000 bpd. In the course of the years of 1968-1970, the new Lemont refinery was constructed on 1,a hundred acres, partially situated in Romeoville, In poor health., with a capacity of 135,000 bpd. Additional enlargement has introduced the refinery to its present state as a fashionable, properly-configured 167,000-bpd facility capable of refining heavy, sour crude oils into excessive-high quality finished products. CITGO Lemont Refinery benefits the encircling communities, not solely as a major supplier of petroleum products, but as a significant employer, taxpayer and good neighbor. CITGO annually contributes greater than $350 million to the native economic system by salaries, benefits, goods, providers and taxes, and that doesn’t embrace the dollars employees spend within the areas when they store and eat.