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    Charles Randall
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    Valero Starts Up Units at Port Arthur, Texas, Refinery

    By Barbara Powell
         March 31, 2008 (Bloomberg) — Valero Energy Corp., the largest
    U.S. refiner, said it restarted a delayed coker and a
    hydrocracker at its Port Arthur, Texas, refinery, after a power
    failure March 27.
         The coker is running at reduced rates because two of its
    six drums were already shut to repair cracks, Bill Day, a Valero
    spokesman, said today in an interview. The hydrocracker is
    “running at close to planned rates, he said.
         The Port Arthur refinery, the largest of Valero’s 17
    plants, is capable of processing 325,000 barrels of crude a day,
    according to Valero.

    –Editor: Bill Banker, Theo Mullen

    To contact the reporter on this story:
    Barbara Powell in Dallas at +1-214-954-9457 or
    Bpowell4@bloomberg.net.

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    Charles Randall
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    Valero to Repair Port Arthur Refinery Coker Drums by Mid-May
    2008-04-29 11:44 (New York)
    By Barbara Powell and Jordan Burke
         April 29 (Bloomberg) — Valero Energy Corp., the largest
    U.S. refiner, said it will finish repairing the six coker drums
    on the delayed coker at its Port Arthur, Texas, refinery in the
    middle of May.
         The San Antonio-based refiner will then install new drums
    in 2009 or 2010
    , Chief Executive Officer Bill Klesse said today
    in an earnings conference call. The refinery has run at reduced
    rates since the coker drum repairs began in February.
         Coking is a high-temperature, high-pressure method of
    extracting gasoline components from heavy and sour oil.
          The Port Arthur refinery, the largest of Valero’s 17
    plants, is capable of processing 325,000 barrels of crude a day,
    according to Valero.

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