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The Motiva Port Arthur Expanded Refinery @ 610MBD (& 95MBD New Coker) becomes US largest Refinery today and ExxonMobils Baytown Refinery @ 560MBD becomes US 2nd largest and ExxonMobil Baton Rouge @ 505MBD slides back to 3rd recently doubled MAP Garyville @ 464MBD temporarily @ 4th until BP Whiting expanded 505MBD comes online in 2013. Motiva Pt Arthur Globally would be 6th largest at best (behing other mega refineries between 1,250 and 650 MBD).
Motivas – Existing 1999 Coker is 45MBD 4 drum (Coker A&B) and new 2012 Coker is 95MBD 6 drum unit – listed as replacing existing coker but not sure if existing could be operated as well. I Would expect the new 95MBD Coker & 610MBD Refinery to make min of 2.2-2.6 MM mtpy petcoke. Shell/Motiva claim newly expanded 610MBD Refinery can easily be debottlenecked to 650-750 MBD Refinery – so perhaps both are way too low …… except for lower rates during startup conditions/time frame.