Sincor begins exporting petcoke, sulfur from Jose crude upgrader

In late August 2002, Sincrudos de Oriente Sincor CA began exporting petcoke and sulfur from its just-completed offloading terminal adjacent its crude upgrader. Shot petcoke and liquid sulfur are two of the byproducts from Sincor's upgrader in Jose, Venezuela (OGJ, Oct. 29, 2001, p. 47).The offloading facilities were officially inaugurated on Oct. 9, 2002.The upgrader is part of a $4.2 billion integrated upstream and downstream project to produce products from the Orinoco heavy-oil belt. Two thirds of the investment was for the upgrader, storage, and export facilities. According to Sincor, the project was the biggest industrial investment ever made in Venezuela.The Sincor fields can pr...

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