US Valero’s Louisiana hydrocracker at planned rates

22 July 2013 19:16  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--US refiner Valero’s new hydrocracker unit at its 205,000 bbl/day St Charles refinery in Louisiana is operating at planned rates, a company spokesperson confirmed on Monday.

The 60,000 bbl/day unit, which began start-up procedures on 10 July, makes distillates and gasoline and was built to take advantage of higher crude prices, stronger diesel margins and cheap natural gas.

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