3.4 out of 10

Conoco-Phillips Refinery

38.0409699951548 -122.257266945808
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2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Parking 2/5

"The Refinery"

This is the biggest industry in Rodeo, the ConacoPhillips Refinery. This is the petroleum processor you don’t hear as much about, probably because it isn’t right next to a major population center like the refineries near Richmond and Martinez are.

Rodeo, as the name indicates, used to be a big ranching town where cows were brought to be shipped to slaughter. (PETA actually tried to get them to change their name to Union because they find the name offensive.) After the 1906 Earthquake that came to an end and eventually ConacoPhillips came in to keep the town from going under.

The refinery is a major industry however and the detritus of it is unpleasant to look at. That said, I assume it does provide local jobs and surely must help somewhat with the local economy.

There is an annual run here every February sponsored by the company.

There is not much else to say about this area.
  • Brings Revenue to Community
  • A Bit of an Eye Sore
  • Health Worries

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