By ROSE MARTON-VITALE
BP has completed the construction of two new units and
the retrofitting of existing hydrocracker heaters at its Cherry
Point refinery in Blaine, Washington,
which allow the plant to meet stricter air quality
The 'Clean Diesel Project,' under way since May, 2011,
was completed in April at a cost of $85 million.
The new construction enables the refinery to produce ultra-low-sulfur
diesel fuel that meets or exceeds all federally mandated
on-road diesel specifications, but didn't increase the plant's
daily output of 2.2 million gallons.
An April 26 filing to the Northwest Clean Air Agency, made
available this weekend said the new hydrogen production unit
and new diesel hydrodesulfurization unit, or DHDS, began the
start-up process in early April and that by April 17 the DHDS
began producing final product.
The Cherry Point refinery, the third-largest refinery on the West Coast, is able
to process up to 230,000 bpd of crude oil.
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