Anne K. RhodesRefining/PetrochemicalEditor Lyondell-Citgo Refining Co. Ltd. is beginning an $800-million upgrade and expansion of its Houston refinery. The project will enable the refinery to produce clean fuels while processing about 80% heavy, high-sulfur Venezuelan crude oil. Lyondell Petrochemical Co. and Citgo Petroleum Corp., a subsidiary of Venezuela's state-owned company Petroleos de Venezuela S.A., formed the venture to conduct a major upgrade, provide a long-term crude supply for Lyondell-Citgo, and provide a long-term product supply, for Citgo. Start-up of the new facilities is scheduled for year-end 1996. HOUSTON REFINERY ...

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