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Here is update on Valero Pt Arthur Coke Drum repairs & status of eventual coke drum replacements and the addition of a new coking unit 2009-10. (Like Valero – Both Motiva & Total Refineries are also still planning expansions & coker additions at Port Arthur in the 2009-2011 time frame.)
Something in here isn’t adding up for me on Valero new 6 drum replacement & current crack repairs. I thought Valero HAD already replaced at least 2-4 of the Pt Arthur 6 drums (ie: post on Mangiarotti confirmed they did 4 new Valero drums => 2 for Pt Arthur & 2 for St Charles)?
And I had some Valero pictures of PT Arthur placing drums in 2007? Did those drums already crack or was it ones that were not replaced & now they are going replace all 6?
Also in Bloomberg news – Valero completed repairs (52 days – loss 50MBD capacity) on Quebec Refinery (smaller of two) crude unit & is moving to full rates (215 MBD)