A Refinery Groundbreaking — Remarkable

By December 10, 2007Energy

From Motiva:

PORT ARTHUR, Texas, Dec. 10 /PRNewswire/ — Motiva Enterprises LLC today will officially break ground for its recently announced 325,000 barrel-per-day (b/d) refinery expansion in Port Arthur, Texas. The expansion will increase the refinery’s crude oil throughput capacity to 600,000 b/d, making it the largest refinery in the U.S. and one of the largest in the world. The upgrades and modernization will lead to new supplies of transportation fuels for U.S. markets, add jobs to the local economy and decrease the refinery’s ozone precursor emissions from present day levels.

For more on the refinery expansion, here’s an earlier news release from Motiva, which is a joint venture of Shell and Saudi Aramco. Managing the project is a Bechtel/Jacobs joint venture as the engineering, procurement and construction contractor.

Energy Secretary Sam Bodman will participate in the ceremony today in Port Arthur. (Media advisory.)

Congratulations, all!

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