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Here is update news about restarting Pascagoua after Aug fire <Coking.com news post 8/20) and an update on 2010 expansion ……but I think article has size wrong (& lot others have got this mixed up) ….but my understanding is that the 10-15% increase was completed on $500 million FCC/CCR additions Dec 2007 and it is only “part of” larger expansion by 2010. The big expansion doubles capacity (or so I thought) otherwise 330 MBD Pascagoula is going to slip a long way from its #5 spot in US refinery size ranking because 4 other expansions are ~doubling / going to 600MBD and try capture US #1 refinery size spot from Exxon.
If Pascagoula is doubling size then it is likely it will need coker expansion as well – if it is only this 10-15% expansion for gasoline production then it won’t and thruput will only change marginally.
Maybe Jim Blevins with CVX can get us back on right track here <and shed some light on the “mystery change” that was touted to revolunize refining (Coking.com July 20 blog exchanges).