Office: DEQ, Land Protection Division, (405) 702-5100
DEQ Site Project Manager: Todd Downham, (405) 702-5136 or Kelsey Bufford, (405) 702-5184
DEQ Press Contact: Erin Hatfield, (405) 702-7119
Site History/Background (click to expand)
Site History and Background:
The site consists of the former Lorraine/Wilcox Refinery located in Creek County, Oklahoma. The property was utilized by two different refineries with overlapping boundaries from 1915 to 1965. Wilcox operated as a crude oil refinery from the 1920s until 1963. A skimming and cracking plant was constructed in 1929. The main components of the plant consisted of a skimming plant, cracking unit, and re-distillation battery with vapor recovery system and treatment equipment. Wilcox expanded when it acquired the Lorraine Refinery in 1937, which was located adjacent to Wilcox. The two refineries comprise 125 acres. The site includes remnants of former oil refining operations and tank farms.
Regulatory Profile (click to expand)
Sources of Contamination: Contaminated soil, cooling ponds, and numerous tank bottoms
Contaminants of Concern: Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and metals
Surface Water Impacted: Sand Creek
Ground Water Impacted: Impacts unknown, The site underlain by the Barnsdall Formation.