May 2005

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Valero Energy Corp. has selected UOP hydroprocessing technologies to produce ultra-low-sulfur diesel (ULSD) at its St. Charles, Louisiana, and Houston, Texas, refineries, plus treated FCC feed at the ..

Jackson, Kim M., Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Valero Energy Corp. has selected UOP hydroprocessing technologies to produce ultra-low-sulfur diesel (ULSD) at its St. Charles, Louisiana, and Houston, Texas, refineries, plus treated FCC feed at the St. Charles plant. Engineering and design work is underway for the refineries' integrated hydrocracking and hydrotreating units; both are scheduled to be commissioned in 2006. Valero will use UOP's Unicracking technology for upgrading light cycle oil (LCO) feedstocks to ULSD and naphtha, which can be blended directly into the gasoline pool; UOP's Distillate Unionfining technology for upgrading coker diesel to ULSD; and UOP's VGO Unionfining technology for upgrading heavy coker gas oil (HCG

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