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RE: PetroChina Liaoyang Coker Refinery starts processing Venezuelan crude

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Charles Randall
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The PetroChina Liaoyang Refinery coker makes ~1%Sulfur petcoke and had recent crude unit expansion in 2006 that had been processing LS Russian crude (which wouldn’t have bothered the coke quality). 
 
These cargoes of Venezuelan crude will of course push some of the petcoke into fuel quality at the 500 kmtpy levels stated here -but it appears to be targeted for the smaller, older 70 MBD crude unit that has been retooled for the Venezuelan crude (no mention if they will be able to keep resid separated or perhaps make it into fuel oil or asphalt instead of coker charge).
 
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