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BP starts crude distillation unit at Whiting Refinery, Indiana, US

11:24 AM, 4th July 2013
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LONDON, UK: BP has completed commissioning and start-up of its new 250,000 barrel-per-day crude distillation unit at the Whiting Refinery, marking a major milestone in the multi-billion dollar upgrade of the facility in Northwest Indiana, US.

“The safe start-up of this large, sophisticated crude processing unit at the Whiting Refinery has returned the refinery to its nameplate processing capability of 413,000 barrels per day, initially of mostly light, sweet crude, and paved the way for the remaining upgrades to the plant to be brought on-line,” said Iain Conn, Chief Executive, Refining and Marketing segment, BP.

“When the new coking and hydrotreating units are commissioned and operating at full rates in the second half of this year, the reconfigured refinery will have the flexibility to greatly increase heavy, sour crude processing, delivering an expected incremental $1 billion of operating cash flow per year, depending on market conditions,” added Conn.

“The Whiting Refinery project is at the heart of our US fuels strategy to operate sophisticated, feedstock-advantaged refineries tied to strong logistics and fuels markets. This world class refinery is in the right location and will soon be running the right equipment to process growing supplies of North American crude oil, including oil from Canada,” said Conn.

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