We manufacture the fuels that power the cars, trucks and buses that get millions of people to work and to school each day. We make the petrochemicals that go into thousands of products like plastics, computers, and medical equipment. If you can imagine it, chances are our products will be part of it.
There are 130 refineries - that manufacture refined petroleum products like gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel - and 311 petrochemical facilities in the United States. U.S. refineries and petrochemical facilities are among the most technologically advanced and efficient in the world.
We make significant investments that increase the safety of our employees, facilities and communities, and reduce the impact on the environment. Today, affordable fuels and petrochemicals are made and refined more safely, cleanly and efficiently than ever before, and more breakthroughs are to come.
We are proud of the people of our industries. The fuel and petrochemical industries are two of the largest U.S. industries and collectively support more than 3.8 million American jobs in 44 states. We offer a wide range of opportunities for those looking for high-growth career opportunities.
We contribute nearly $667 billion to the U.S. economy and pay nearly $70 billion in federal taxes and $60 billion in state and local taxes last year. Our facilities are tightly linked to their communities. The money paid in state and local taxes directly supports first responders, teachers, and other public employees. This is in addition to the thousands of volunteer hours our employees contribute to their local communities.