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Late June: US downstream update

Hydrocarbon Engineering,


The El Dorado refinery, operated by Delek US Holdings Inc. was running at normal capacity as of 15th June. The facility was running at reduced rates from 8th May 2011 due to pipeline disruptions caused by the flooing along the Mississippi.


Early last week, Tesoro Corp’s Los Angeles refinery reported unplanned flaring. The flaring occurred whilst units were being restarted following a power disruption a day earlier however, it is not known if the flaring was caused by the restart operations.

Cayman Islands

A ministerial memorandum of understanding (MOU) has been signed to construct a refinery in the Cayman Islands. Ventech Ltd, a Texas based company and Navitas Ltd have been included in the MOU. The facility is likely to produce 6000 bpd of oil, 2600 more than the region uses on a daily basis.


One crude unit has been shut at the Valero Energy Corp Port Arthur refinery. The unit was taken offline due to a power failure that affected to coking unit. The facility was running at minimal rates after the incident and repairs are to be made this week.

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