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Here is update on the approval of ~$4 Billion Ecopetrol Barrancabermeja Refinery Expansion which includes the addition of coker (Foster Wheeler license/technology) but was not mentioned. Startup is now projected for 2016.
Ecopetrol is also doing an expansion at Cartagena Refinery with coker addition as well but it will be CBI-Lummus technology with Foster Wheeler doing the EPC on coker.
Others estimate petcoke from domestic inland sweet crude at both refineries could be as low as 1.5-3%S making it anode grade but designs call for also using imported Venezuela or Domestic offshore crudes which will eventually take it to fuel grade at +4.5%S petcoke.