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August 30, 2007 at 1:31 pm #7304
The Refinery coker production in US (& Worldwide) has had about 1/3 of the refineries idled due to fires, hurricanes, accidents and turnarounds this year and have canceled out the new coke production over the last year & half.
This Valero Pt Arthur coker breakdown also took 5,000 sdt/d of fuel coke off the market for 6+ days that will not be made up this year.
Valero is one of three refineries (Motiva & Total are the other two) that have announced plans to expand their refineries & coker capacities.