Motiva to integrate Norco, Convent refineries in Louisiana
Motiva Enterprises said on Thursday that operations at its Convent and Norco, Louisiana, refineries will be integrated to take advantage of increased production of lower-cost U.S. shale oil.
Motiva, which is co-owned by Royal Dutch Shell and Saudi Aramco, said the first step in the integration project is the construction of the Maurepas pipeline system that will bring advantaged crude to the Norco refinery and connect the production systems at the two plants.
After the three-pipeline system is in place, Motiva plans to idle the 92,000-barrel-per-day gasoline-producing fluidic catalytic cracking unit at the 235,000 bpd Convent refinery.
The company will also expand by 30,000 bpd the hydrocracking unit at the 238,000 bpd Norco refinery. The Norco hydrocracker currently can process 40,000
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