Distillation capacities hold steady, more mergers planned

Thi Chang Refining/Petrochemical Editor The regenerator of the FCCU (fluid-catalytic cracking unit) at British Petroleum Co. plc's Grangemouth, Scotland, refinery received a new head and cyclone assembly this year. The revamp was executed under an Alliance agreement among BP Oil Grangemouth Refinery Ltd., Foster Wheeler Energy Ltd., and the principal construction contractors. Photo courtesy of BP. As of Jan. 1, 1999, according to OGJ's annual refining survey, the worldwide crude-distillation capacity will be 80.3 million b/cd. Last year's survey reported a capacity of 78.3 million b/cd. It is important to note that 1.4 million b/cd of this increase ...

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