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After 2 decades without a serious fire, the one they mention in this article is the third significant (course in refinery no blaze is insignificant) blaze at Coop’s Refinery complex in 16 months.
The New Grade Upgrader (now 100% CCRL’s since 2007 purchase outstanding portion) adjacent to plant was also expanded in the upgrade ($1.9 B) just prior to one last fire/explosion in Oct 2011 which was later attributed to line rupture due corrosion (20ft sec pipe missed in 2010 detection & replacements). Colt Worley Parson & Mustang Engr. had EPC on $800MM of $1.9B project work that gave the plant +30% more capacity the specialty.calcinable petcoke has become mostly fuel coke after expansion.
The higher level Bitumen crudes