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Regional update: North America

Hydrocarbon Engineering,


Alon
The Bakersfield refinery, recently sold to Alon by Flying J after it was declared bankrupt at the end of 2008, is now to be known as the Alon refinery. Officials at Alon expect the refinery to be back online by this time next year.

BP-Husky Refining LLC
BP-Husky Refining LLC’s Ohio refinery resumed normal operations last Thursday after being offline for two days due to a boiler failure. The refinery has the capacity to process 125 500 bpd.

Cenovus Energy Inc.
After the current expansion work being carried out on the two refineries owned by Cenovus Energy Inc. and ConocoPhillips, there are no plans for further expansion work. Cenovus made this announcement as it said it expects to increase its production to 300 000 bpd within the next 10 years, however, there will not be any significant expansion of its refineries once work at the Wood River plant is finished next year.

ConocoPhillips
In early July, two truckloads of equipment needed to complete the Billings refinery upgrade will be transported by road. The two trucks are approximately 225 ft long, 29 ft wide, 26 ft high, weigh 300 t and will not be able to travel faster than 35 mph. The trucks will be traveling from Lewiston, Idaho to Billings, Montana.

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