In early July 2013, BP announced that it has completed the
commissioning and startup of a new, 250,000-bpd crude
distillation unit at the Whiting refinery, marking a major
achievement in the multi-billion-dollar upgrade of the facility
in Northwest Indiana. Commissioning of the
state-of-the-art distillation unit is a major
milestone in the refinery upgrading project designed to unlock $1
billion in future operating cashflow.