The Shell Puget Sound Refinery in Anacortes, Washington, is a major receiving point for Alaskan North Slope and Canadian Crude Oil. We safely process over six million gallons of crude oil every day, converting it into Gasoline, Aviation, Diesel, and Bunker Fuel, Liquefied petroleum gas, Petroleum grade coke, and Sulfur.
More than 400 people are directly employed at the refinery as well as approximately 250 additional contractors on an on-going basis. Hourly employees are represented by United Steelworkers Union (USW). Beyond providing careers for employees and contractors, we pay our fair share of State and local taxes. Shell is one of the single largest taxpayers in Skagit County, contributing more than $20 million in tax revenue to state and local governments each year.
Nothing is more important to us than operating safely, and each employee receives rigorous safety training. Over 100 of our 400 employees volunteer on our Emergency Response Teams, in a variety of ERT roles such as firefighting, medical, hazardous materials, oil spill, and our Response Action Team.
Our employees and contractors believe in actively contributing to the community of Anacortes and the Skagit Valley, providing leadership through board memberships and volunteering in a wide variety of non-profit organizations, service clubs and local churches. The company supports community organizations with direct financial contributions and sponsors many local community events. We are proud of the role we play in making this area a great place to live.