Industrial Section

Industrial Section

US Oil & Refining


The U.S. Oil refinery was constructed on the Tacoma tideflats in 1957 from units of an old Spokane, Washington topping refinery. It consists of two parts: the refinery and tank farm, and the Marine Terminal.


All process water discharges to the Blair Waterway, which is a part of Commencement Bay.
  • An infiltration basin discharges to groundwater at the Marine Terminal.
  • Two stormwater outfalls discharge into the Lincoln Avenue Ditch.
  • Two stormwater outfalls discharge into Erdahl Ditch via Marshall Avenue.
  • One stormwater outfall discharges to the City of Tacoma's stormwater pipe on Port of Tacoma Road.

In 2012, an average of 36,912 barrels per stream day of crude oil were processed.

Major Products:
  • Gasoline
  • Diesel oil
  • Jet fuel
  • Marine fuel
  • Gas oils
  • Emulsified and road asphalt
Facility Site Number: 40

Location and Mailing address:

    3001 Marshall Avenue
    P.O. Box 2255
    Tacoma, WA 98421

Air Operating permit: Puget Sound Clean Air Agency has jurisdiction.
Website, phone number: (206) 343-8800, (800) 552-3565

Ecology Contact:
For more info visit the Company Website

Facility 24hr Contact Number:
    (253) 383-1651