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BP Refinery Unit Goes Online

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July 1, 2013 — BP is putting its new 250,000 barrel-per-day crude distillation unit at the Whiting Refinery online today, marking a major milestone in the multi-billion dollar upgrade of the facility.

BP executive Ian Conn says the new unit startup returned the refinery to its processing capability of 413,000 barrels per day and paved the way for the remaining upgrades to the plant to be brought on-line.

Construction of the Whiting Refinery upgrade project is now more than 95-percent complete. Whiting Refinery manager Nick Spencer says the rest of the units being built or remodeled as part of the expansion are expected to go online before the end of the year.

The multi-billion-dollar project is the state’s largest private-sector investment in Indiana history.

(photo of refinery courtesy BP)

 

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