BP starts diesel hydrotreater hydrogen plant at Cherry Point Refinery in US

BP starts diesel hydrotreater and hydrogen plant at Cherry Point Refinery in US

10:09 AM, 13th May 2013
BP starts diesel hydrotreater and hydrogen plant at Cherry Point Refinery in US

LONDON, UK: BP announced the successful commissioning of a state-of-the-art diesel hydrotreater and hydrogen plant at its 234,000 barrel per day Cherry Point Refinery located in Blaine, Washington, US. The multi-million dollar project included construction of the new diesel hydrotreater unit, with a production capacity of 25,000 barrels per day, a new hydrogen unit able to generate 44 million standard cubic feet of hydrogen per day and associated infrastructure.

The new units enhance Cherry Point’s ability to meet regulations calling for lower sulfur diesel fuel. A diesel hydrotreater creates a chemical reaction that removes sulfur from diesel fuel by using hydrogen to help break the bond between sulfur and the fuel.

“BP is committed to safe operations and providing consumers in the Northwest with cleaner fuels. This project has delivered on both counts. Not only was the project completed safely, it positions Cherry Point for future opportunities as we continue to deliver on BP’s strategy of operating feedstock-advantaged and technologically-advanced refineries tied to strong retail networks,” said Jeff Pitzer, President, Northwest fuels value chain, BP.

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