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Here is new update Motiva Pt Arthur but really nothing new since the May-July update versions of this. Motiva Refinery Expansion (& coker) was ~75-80% complete back in Mar 2009 when they decided to halt project for ~2 years. Since Valero dropped out PtArthur race – it let Total get glory for being first compelte, not sure what Motiva gained since all major equipment was already bought & installed – just added cost (crazy move).
Also they are really stretching the bragging rights – Motiva PA is “barely” largest just in US (XOM Baytown is 560MBD & Baton Rouge is 505 MBD). And worldwide it would still be 6th behind refineries that range from 650-1,250 MBD (Reliance which is still worlds largest – double 8 drum cokers are barely more than Suncor’s Upgrade coker 20 drums (2- 8drum units & now 4 drums into 3rd unit )