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Trecora Resources to construct 4000 bpd reformer unit

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Trecora Resources, a leading provider of high purity specialty hydrocarbons and waxes, has announced plans to construct a 4000 bpd reformer unit at its South Hampton Resources (SHR) subsidiary in Silsbee, Texas.

The new reformer unit is a follow-on investment, which will further support the recently completed D-Train expansion. The reformer utilises advanced catalyst processes that were originally tested and proven for commercial application at SHR's Silsbee facility.

Simon Upfill-Brown, Trecora's President and CEO, commented: "The new reformer unit will produce a significantly higher value byproduct stream compared with our existing reformer. In addition, the new unit will provide a secure and reliable source of hydrogen for SHR's high purity pentane production, as well as for custom processing campaigns. With these benefits, we will be well positioned to meet increased long-term pentane demand, while also achieving a near-term payback on the project."

The capital investment for this project is approximated at US$40 million and will be financed with existing sources of funds. The company expects to receive all environmental permits in 1Q16 and complete construction in the 1H17.

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