Irving Oil to upgrade St. John refinery
Irving Oil will spend $220 million to upgrade its 250,000-b/d refinery at St. John, NB.
By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, Sept. 11 -- Irving Oil will spend $220 million to upgrade its 250,000-b/d refinery at St. John, NB.
The privately held company said it will spend $170 million to upgrade the resid FCCU and a gasoline desulfurization unit.
When installed in 1998 with capacity of 70,000 b/d, the resid FCCU was the largest such unit in the world.
The refinery has another FCCU fed by vacuum gas oil. Total FCC capacity is 95,000 b/d (OGJ, Dec. 22, 2008, p. 48).
The refinery also has 35,000 b/d of catalytic reforming, 34,000 b/d of hydrocracking, and 92,000 b/d of hydrotreating capacity.
In addition to the FCCU and gasoline desulfurization work, the 60-day project will include general maintenance on other processing units to reduce flaring and fugitive emissions.