CHEVRON DETAILS PORT ARTHUR REVAMP

Chevron U.S.A. Products Co. will reconfigure its Port Arthur, Tex., refinery by eliminating outmoded equipment. The revamp will cut operating costs as well as future costs of complying with expected environmental rules. Central to the overhaul is converting the 315,000 b/cd plant to a single train configuration that will reduce crude capacity to about 200,000 b/cd. Lower throughput will allow Chevron to cut employment at the plant by about 700 to a workforce of about 1,200. Lance Gyorfi,

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