HEAVY OIL REFINING—1: Understanding fines in coking more important now

This new coker unit at Phillips 66's Wood River refinery, Roxana, Ill., started up in November 2011 as part of a $3.8 billion coker and refinery expansion. The project increased Wood River's clean product yield by 5%, says the company, and increased gross heavy crude oil processing capacity by 90,000-110,000 b/d. The refinery is owned by WRB Refining, a 50/50 joint venture between Phillips 66 and Cenovus Energy; Phillips 66 operates the refinery. Photo from Phillips 66. Scott Sayles Sim Romero KBC Advanced Technologies Inc. Houston Growth in the need to upgrade heavy crude oils, such as Athabasca bitumen and others, into synthetic crude oils as well as the need to process heavier conve...

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