Phillips 66 To Convert Alliance Refinery At Belle Chasse, La., To Terminal Facility

Phillips 66 announced November 8 that due to damage from Hurricane Ida, it plans to convert its Alliance Refinery in Belle Chasse, La., to a terminal facility. The conversion is expected to take place in 2022. The Alliance Refinery employs approximately 500 employees and 400 contractors and is Plaquemines Parish’s largest employer. 

“We made this decision after exploring several options and considering the investment needed to repair the refinery following Hurricane Ida,” said Greg Garland, chairman and CEO of Phillips 66. “Alliance’s existing infrastructure and Gulf Coast location make it an attractive midstream asset. Phillips 66 will continue to be a major refiner with 12 facilities in the U.S. and Europe.”

“Our decision was a difficult one, and we understand it has a profound impact on our employees, contractors and the broader Belle Chasse community,” Garland said. “We will work to help them through this transition and support them as Alliance takes on a new role in our portfolio.”

‘Gut Punch’

Plaquemines Parish president Kirk M. Lepine was quoted by local media saying that the closure was a “gut punch” to the community. 

Phillips 66 is a diversified energy manufacturing and logistics company headquartered in Houston, Texas, with 14,100 employees and $56 billion in assets. With a portfolio of midstream, chemicals, refining and marketing and specialties businesses, the company processes, transports, stores and markets fuels and products globally.