Total Petroleum Inc. is near completion of its $135 million hydrotreater project at its company's Ardmore, Okla., refinery.
Total's 70,000 b/d Ardmore refinery normally produces about 45,000 b/d of gasoline and 15,000 b/d of diesel fuel. The new unit, however, will allow more variations in the product mix in response to market conditions. It also will permit a much wider variety of crude feedstock.
Desulfurization capacity of the unit is 38,000 b/d of gas oil and resid and 28,000 b/d of mixed distillates. It will be able to produce more than 100 tons/day of liquid sulfur,
The main pressure vessel in the hydrot...