Refining Operations

About Hunt Refining Company

For more than 65 years, Hunt Refining Company has built a reputation of excellence by safely producing high-quality products, ranging from transportation fuels to asphalt products, to meet the needs of its customers. Hunt Refining Company owns and operates a refinery in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and its subsidiary, Hunt Southland Refining, owns and operates a refinery in Sandersville, Mississippi. Hunt Refining and Hunt Southland Refining Company also operate transportation, terminal and storage facilities in Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia and New Jersey.

Please click on the headings below to learn more about our refineries.


Tuscaloosa Refinery
    • Hunt Refining Company owns and operates a complex, full-conversion petroleum and asphalt refinery in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

      In 2010, Hunt Refining Company completed a three-year expansion project of the Tuscaloosa refinery that took its capacity from 52,000 barrels per day to the current 72,000 barrels per day. As a result of the expansion project, the refinery doubled the amount of gasoline and distillates that it produces and improved its flexibility in running various crude streams.

      The major units of the refinery include:

      Crude Unit
      HRC's Crude Unit processes up to 40,000 barrels per day. This unit separates the crude oil into gasoline, kerosene and diesel components. These streams then pass to other units for further processing before sales.

      Delayed Coker
      The delayed Coker was doubled in size in 2010 to 32,000 barrels per day. The coker, together with a front-end crude oil heater, expands the crude oil processing capacity of the Tuscaloosa refinery but more importantly provides flexibility in coking the asphalt produced by the refinery to create more gasoline and diesel

      Hydrocracker
      The hydrocracker converts gas oil produced at the refinery into naphtha and distillates, which are then further refined into finished gasoline, diesel fuel and jet fuel. The capacity of the hydrocracker is 15,000 barrels per day.

      Continuous Catalytic Reformer
      The new continuous catalytic reformer (CCR) improves the yield of gasoline at the Tuscaloosa refinery through improved technology and capacity. It meets new low benzene regulations in gasoline and has a capacity of 16,000 barrels per day.

Sandersville Refinery
    • Hunt Southland Refining Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hunt Refining Company, operates an asphalt refinery in Sandersville, Mississippi.

      Hunt Southland Refining Company’s Sandersville, Mississippi refinery is located on 85 acres and processes crude oil primarily from local Mississippi fields. The refinery has the capacity to process 10,000 barrels per day. The refinery consists of a simple distillation process with vacuum distillation for graded asphalt products.

      Products from the Sandersville refinery are finished roofing grade asphalt, paving grade asphalt, heavy gas oils, distillate feedstock, heavy and light straight run naptha. The refinery has the capability to oxidize asphalt to create industrial roofing grade coatings, saturants and steeps. Synthetic polymer compounds can also be blended with our asphalt to produce a variety of Performance Grade for State and Federal Highway projects. Products from Sandersville are shipped by truck and rail car.