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  1. Yeosu refining complex due upgrading capacity

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    Wed, 5 Jan 2011

    By OGJ editors HOUSTON, Jan. 5 -- GS Caltex, Seoul, plans to add upgrading capacity at its 760,000 b/cd refining complex at Yeosu, South Korea. It will spend $978.6 million to add 53,000 b/d of vacuum

  2. Total to add hydrocracker at Antwerp

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    Thu, 23 May 2013

    a €1 billion modernization of its Antwerp, Belgium, refining and petrochemical complex that will include new upgrading capacity at the 338,000-b/cd refinery. Total will add a solvent deasphalting unit and a mild hydrocracking unit at

  1. Mandates add pressure on Japanese refiners

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    Wed, 14 Jul 2010

    OGJ editors HOUSTON, July 14 -- New mandates for upgrading capacity might accelerate a restructuring of the Japanese ..... Japanese refineries must increase their heavy-crude upgrading capacity to 13% of distillation capacity from the current

  2. EIA: Weekly US refinery inputs set new record in July

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    Thu, 24 Jul 2014

    realization of long-anticipated capacity expansions. The Gulf Coast’s competitive advantage, which is based on upgrading capacity of refineries, relatively lower costs of inputs and fuel, and access to growing markets, keeps utilization rates

  3. New Keystone dawdling

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    Mon, 25 Aug 2014

    less-efficient, more-costly alternatives—and, perhaps ultimately, divert to more-distant centers of upgrading capacity —lowers the value of bitumen at the point of production. The delay is therefore costly to the Albertan and Canadian

  4. EIA: Weekly US refinery inputs set new record in July

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    Mon, 4 Aug 2014

    realization of long-anticipated capacity expansions. The Gulf Coast's competitive advantage, which is based on upgrading capacity of refineries, relatively lower costs of inputs and fuel, and access to growing markets, keeps utilization rates

  5. Construction begins on Uintah basin crude upgrader

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    Thu, 5 Jun 2014

    Phase 2 of the plan, which is due to be completed by first-quarter 2015, will add another 4,000 b/d of upgrading capacity , bringing the plant’s total capacity to 6,000 b/d. A third and final phase of construction will increase

  6. OGJ Newsletter

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    Mon, 16 Jun 2014

    Phase 2 of the plan, which is due to be completed by first-quarter 2015, will add another 4,000 b/d of upgrading capacity , bringing the plant's total capacity to 6,000 b/d. A third and final phase of construction will increase

  7. Fort Hills partners okay oil sands project

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    Thu, 31 Oct 2013

    cancelled the Voyageur project and acquired Total’s interest earlier this year (OGJ Online, Mar. 27, 2013). Suncor operates two upgraders in Fort McMurray and has upgrading capacity at its 140,000-b/d refinery at Edmonton.

  8. Averting a bottleneck

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    Mon, 11 Nov 2013

    valuable diesel, gasoline, and jet fuel. Light, sweet feedstocks are most valuable in refineries with little or no upgrading capacity . Bitumen produced in Alberta therefore needs to move to high-conversion refineries in the US Midwest and on the

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