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RE: Chalmette Refining Continues Money-Saving Delayed Coker Projects

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Charles Randall
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Here was update news posted on Chalmette Refining Coker projects – Status of Idled Anode Coker – Proposed Project for Fuel Coker.
 
Bet the anode coker S/D put cramp in supply to Rain/CII Gramercy calciners (know they import lot coke today but still was base supply that went there). The market contines to lose producers meanwhile consumers try play tough on price or chase relationships to metal market that are meaningless. This is time smelters should be integrating with producers to continue green production. The read of this suggest that even if work is also done on No1 / Anode coker – it is likely stay down due economics operation since most 30% cost savings on proposed projects come from fuel / No 2 coker. 
 
I think it is extremely doubtful PDVSA is going in on any cost of Capital? Espcially not with issue problems on operating control & lack VZ crude going into refinery?
 
I would also bet COP isn’t happy having CB&I-Lummus looking in on its technology and design details while planning to do Verticle plates & ect for Future Fuel coker project 2013.
 
Sounds like the No2 is only getting a chute and perhaps some the Verticle plates like those on drums being reworked for No1, and of course the decision for adding Auto-Unheading vs. DeltaValve but away from existing Fluor swing-away valves. 

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