February 15, 2008 at 1:22 pm #3790
<Note – think this article (& others) have FCC/CCR $500mm project that completed Dec 2007 mixed up with 2010 expansion (= doubles capacity not adds 15%) – which Dec was a “part of”, see comments – CR>
Chevron fixes Mississippi refinery
Thursday February 14, 5:42 pm ET
Chevron Corp. fixed its fire-damaged Pascagoula, Miss., refinery and restarted production there this week.
The No. 2 crude unit at the refinery, which is on the Gulf Coast between Mobile, Ala., and Biloxi, Miss., was knocked out by a fire Aug. 16. The loss of production there bit into Chevron’s subsequent profit.
San Ramon-based Chevron also plans about $500 million in work to upgrade the Pascagoula refinery. That upgrade should be done by 2010 and could boost production there by 10 percent or 600,000 gallons per day. The upgrade, called the Continuous Catalyst Regeneration Project, will add some 700 jobs to the refinery.
Chevron is led by CEO David O’Reilly and has about 58,000 workers.
Published February 14, 2008 by San Francisco Business Times
Source: web @ http://biz.yahoo.com/bizj/080214/1592174.html?.v=1
February 15, 2008 at 1:31 pm #7039
Here is update news about restarting Pascagoua after Aug fire <Coking.com news post 8/20) and an update on 2010 expansion ……but I think article has size wrong (& lot others have got this mixed up) ….but my understanding is that the 10-15% increase was completed on $500 million FCC/CCR additions Dec 2007 and it is only “part of” larger expansion by 2010. The big expansion doubles capacity (or so I thought) otherwise 330 MBD Pascagoula is going to slip a long way from its #5 spot in US refinery size ranking because 4 other expansions are ~doubling / going to 600MBD and try capture US #1 refinery size spot from Exxon.
If Pascagoula is doubling size then it is likely it will need coker expansion as well – if it is only this 10-15% expansion for gasoline production then it won’t and thruput will only change marginally.
Maybe Jim Blevins with CVX can get us back on right track here <and shed some light on the “mystery change” that was touted to revolunize refining (Coking.com July 20 blog exchanges).
February 18, 2008 at 9:15 am #7033
Heard big project is on hold & only thing going forward is CCR as stated.
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