US Valero to shut units at Corpus Christi refinery

15 January 2009 21:15  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS news)--Valero is shutting down the heavy oil cracker and alkylation unit at its west Corpus Christi refinery in Texas for a planned turnaround, the US refiner said on Thursday.

The turnaround should last approximately 30 days, said spokesman Bill Day.

Capacity on the heavy oil cracker is 92,000 bbl/day. It is 12,000 bbl/day for the alkylation unit, according to Day.

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