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RE: Frontier Oil in $45M Construction Pact

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Charles Randall

Latest update on the Frontier Oil Coker Addition – CB&I $45 MM fixed price contract on the two new coker drums which are expected online this time next year (April 2008) in time for the Greenfield portions to tie-in during a planned 2008 March/April Turnaround.
The El Dorado Crude expansion  will add another 10 MBD of heavy crude capacity that raises the 110 MBD to 120 MBD for the refinery – it will also add additional coker charge.
Previously the El Dorado refinery in 2Q 2003 added +8 MBD crude capacity ($16MM expansion) which also added +2.2 MBD of coker charge.
The $140 MM expansion for El Dorado not only includes the Crude & Vacuum tower replacement but a 24MBD Diesel HDS & 35 MMSCFD Hydrogen Unit (CB&I is also doing the project work on all the units).
No recent updates but Frontier is also adding $78 MM coker expansion at Cheyenne Refinery that will add +3 MBD of coking capacity as the $8 MM crude expansion allows the refinery slate to switch to more heavy Candian Crude. The coker is set to complete by 2Q 2007 just as the Rocky Mountain P/L completes and brings 55 MBD Canadian Crude (expandable to 90 MBD) from Guernsey, WY into Ft Laramie, WY. and then into the Frontiers Cheyenne Refinery Tank farm.  Frontier has contracted 35 MBD for 10 years with RM P/L and leased 300 MBD dedicated tankage from them.

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