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Sinclair's Tulsa refinery plans $1 billion expansion

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  • #3952

    Anonymous

    Associated Press – September 5, 2007 11:45 PM ET
    TULSA, Okla. (AP) – A $1 billion expansion project at a Tulsa refinery will reduce emissions and more than double its daily production.
    The expansion will be announced tomorrow by Sinclair Tulsa Refining Co. Mike Neal, chief executive officer of the Tulsa Metro Chamber, says the project bolsters Tulsa’s global presence and is proof the energy industry is alive and well in the region.
    Kevin Brown, the refinery’s executive vice president says the project will significantly boost the refinery’s output of gasoline and diesel fuels, provide for cleaner air and create a substantial increase in the full-time work force.
    The refinery employs 260 full-time workers. The expansion, which will increase the company’s daily output of gasoline and diesel by 60%, also will create new jobs.
     

  • #7296

    Charles Randall
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    Here is update on the Sinclair Tulsa refinery & coker expansion – but this is short announcement that doesn’t mention the coker addition that is needed to process the heavy crude the refinery expansion has targeted. 
     
    Previous announcements show Sinclair awarded Foster Wheeler the EPC contract for the new 30 MBD coker that starts up in 2009 and will use the FW SYDC coker technology.  Paul Moote is the refinery manager at Tulsa.
     
    Regards
    Charlie Randall 

  • #7284

    Anonymous

    Has FW begun current coker construction?

  • #7283

    Charles Randall
    Participant

    No construction has not started – because as previous & this article indicated – Sinclair is waiting for the Air Quality Permit for Construction to be approved.
     
    But given the onstream target date of 2008/2009 and long lead time for coke drums & construction taking slightly more than the normal 24 months / 2 years due to large number US & Canada projects, I would bet the coke drums have already been ordered.
     
    Also noticed Paul Moote is the VP of Construction not Refinery Manager…..my bad.
    Regards
    Charlie Randall 

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