Welcome: About Tesoro and the LARIC Project
Founded in 1968, Tesoro Corporation is an independent refiner and marketer of petroleum products. In Southern California, our network of retail stations operates under the Shell®, ARCO®, and USA Gasoline™ brands, and we sell transportation fuels wholesale to a wide range of customers. We currently employ approximately 1,450 people at our Los Angeles Refinery, and even more throughout our Southern California operations. Our Los Angeles Refinery’s ongoing operations generate millions of dollars in local, state and federal tax revenues, which may be used to fund local priorities and critical services.
Tesoro plans to invest $460 million to physically connect, further integrate and upgrade our adjacent Carson and Wilmington facilities, so that our combined Los Angeles Refinery operates more cleanly and efficiently. Pending permitting and approvals, the Los Angeles Refinery Integration and Compliance (LARIC) project will improve air quality, substantially reduce local emissions, upgrade refinery equipment and provide significant benefits to the local economy. The project is being thoroughly reviewed by the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD), with opportunity for public input.