Valero schedules Q4 turnarounds at US refineries

06 July 2007 22:20  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS news)--US refinery Valero said on Friday that fourth-quarter maintenance turnarounds will affect production at four of its refineries.

The scheduled turnarounds come after the US summer driving season, when demand and gasoline prices typically moderate.

The company said a 30,000 bbl/day coker unit would be down 30 days in October at its 134,000 bbl/day Benicia refinery in California.

A 105,000 bbl/day crude unit will also be down for 29 days from October to November at Valero’s 195,000 bbl/day Paulsboro refinery in New Jersey.

Valero also said its will take two fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) units down at two of its refineries from October to December. 

An 83,000 bbl/day FCC will be down 40 days starting in October at the company’s 245,000 bbl/day Texas City refinery in Texas.

The second FCC is a 54,000 bbl/day unit that will be down 45 days starting in November at Valero’s 78,000 bbl/day Wilmington refinery in California.
By: Brian Balboa
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