This is Derek Miller, Speaking on Business. For 75 years, Chevron’s Salt Lake Refinery has provided affordable, reliable, ever-cleaner energy for Utah. Chevron Technical Manager at the Salt Lake Refinery, Linda Bachmeier joins us with more.

When the Chevron Salt Lake Refinery started up in 1948 it played a crucial role in Utah’s history—fueling industry and growth after World War Two when demand for automotive products grew rapidly.

In our 75-year history, the refinery has evolved to meet Utah’s changing needs.

The refinery started as a simple facility making only low-octane gasoline and kerosene and has grown to a complex facility producing gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel.

The refinery was and still is a crucial link between Rocky Mountain crude and communities across the Intermountain West.

At Chevron, we pride ourselves on working to solve today’s biggest challenges, like air quality.

We’ve invested in technology to reduce refinery emissions by almost 90 percent since the 1990s.

We also make Tier 3 gasoline, a lower-sulfur, cleaner burning gasoline that can help reduce vehicle tailpipe emissions that cause air pollution.

In our 75 years of operating in Utah, we are proud of our innovations as we work toward an ever-cleaner energy future.

Chevron employs nearly 400 people at the Salt Lake Refinery, with operators who keep the refinery humming 24/7. Its fuels power cars, industry, and human progress across Utah. I’m Derek Miller with the Salt Lake Chamber, Speaking on Business.