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RE: Lyondell Refinery – 3Q 2008 Plans Overhaul Coker & Crude unit

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Charles Randall
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The type work on crude & coker unit was not indicated nor is it on the NA Refining S/D & Maintenance list posted  on coking.com for May 2008.

They are only working on one of cokers this says – not sure which one.  The 4 drum coker unit installed in 1998 had Foster Wheeler coke technology license and think they had replace those 4 drums in 2002 due some cone bottom /skirt cracking issues (& may gone back with Chrome metallurgy on drums). 

Not sure about the original coking unit (installed prior 1992?). < Think the Two coker units were listed as Coker Unit CO448 & Coker Unit CO736 ??> 

Citgo – Lyondell formed partnership in 1993 and upgraded refinery in 1997 to handle the Heavy Venezuelan crude. <Citgo sold its 32.3% interest for ~$2Billion in Aug 2006 to Lyondell which then merged with primary petchem customer Basell in Dec 2007 …. Lyondell was valued at $20 Billion so guess Chavez Really screwed up just get new crude supply contract>. 
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