Col-Tex Refinery

Col-Tex Refinery (HM29J4)

Location: Colorado City, TX 79512 Mitchell County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 23.341', W 100° 52.492'

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In 1924, L. H. Pritchard and J. Steven Anderson opened West Texas Refinery Company just west of Colorado City to process Mitchell County Oil. Ownership soon changed to Standard Oil of California, which renamed the company Col-Tex Refining. From the 1930s to 1950s, the refinery operated at a full capacity of 12,000 barrels a day. The company was a major part of Colorado City life; it employed many local workers and residents timed their activities by the refinery whistle.

In 1958, Cosden Petroleum Company acquired the refinery and sold it five years later to American Petrofina, which managed the refinery until ceasing operations in 1969. Their successor, Fina, commenced environmental cleanup of the refinery in 1992.
HM NumberHM29J4
Year Placed2011
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, July 19th, 2018 at 7:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 323647 N 3585102
Decimal Degrees32.38901667, -100.87486667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 23.341', W 100° 52.492'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 23' 20.46" N, 100° 52' 29.52" W
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Area Code(s)325
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 900 I-20BL, Colorado City TX 79512, US
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