Here is update on BP Whiting Nat Gas power plant – NIPSCO was shut out on purchase as BP used it’s first right refusal option. The BP Whiting – Whiting Clean Energy power plant was one of the few NiSource power plants (steel industry connection) that wasn’t spun off several years ago to form Primary Energy (acquired by Epcore in Nov 2006) …… probably because it was so profitable.
When / if BP expansion of Whiting Refinery & Coker goes forward – a petcoke gasification plant is still a possibility by BP or outside interest. The BP-Husky JV formed last year around BP’s Toledo Refinery to process Husky’s Sunrise Oil Sands Bitumen crude (60MBD in 2012–>200MBD by 2015+) shifted the timelines around on several coker projects (Husky – Lima coker =now an “if”/debottlenecking; Husky – Llyodminster Upgrade coker = delay on timing into 2008; and BP – Whiting coker = delay?).