BP plc is pouring $269 million into three projects at its Cherry Point Refinery in Washington to improve efficiencies, reduce emissions and increase renewable diesel production capability.

The projects, slated to create 200-plus construction jobs, 25 engineering jobs and 40 support roles, align with the integrated energy major’s goal to be net zero emissions across its operations by at least 2050. BP also has set a goal to reduce by half the carbon dioxide (CO2) intensity of the products in the next 30 years.

“BP’s new investment in Cherry Point builds on a half century of innovation in Washington state,” said BP America President David Lawler. “It will position us to provide lower carbon energy while creating jobs and reducing emissions in our operations.”

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