ENERGY STAR Focus on Energy Efficiency in Petroleum Refining

The “petroleum refining focus” is a partnership between EPA’s ENERGY STAR program and petroleum refiners to improve energy efficiency within their operations. Tools are available here to help improve manufacturing energy efficiency, save money, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

 ENERGY STAR Conference

Annual Petroleum Refining Focus Meeting

(Photo by Patricia Florescu, ICF)

Petroleum refiners can get started on a path of saving energy by using the ENERGY STAR Guidelines for Energy Management to build an energy management program, and then work within this petroleum refining focus to learn best practices from the industry. If you are a petroleum refiner who wants to get involved in your industry’s efforts to save energy, contact

Earn ENERGY STAR certification

Refineries receiving a Solomon-EII® score within the top twenty-five percent of refineries of similar crude capacity in the United States are eligible to apply for nationally recognized ENERGY STAR certification.  For information on the Solomon-EII®, contact Solomon Associates at the link to the right. For information on applying for ENERGY STAR certification, contact Rebecca Hindin at

Plant energy guide

Use the energy guide Energy Efficiency Improvement and Cost Saving Opportunities for Petroleum Refineries to find ways to improve petroleum refinery energy performance.

Participating organizations

  • BP*
  • CITGO Petroleum
  • ConocoPhillips*
  • Chevron
  • ExxonMobil Corporation*
  • Flint Hills Resources (Koch Industries*)
  • Hess Corporation*
  • Marathon Petroleum*
  • Sunoco, Inc.**
  • Tesoro
  • Valero Energy

* denotes ENERGY STAR Partners

** denotes ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year awardees