Valero’s Quebec Refinery Processing Eagle Ford Barrels “Very Well”

Valero Sent Eagle Ford Crude To Canadian Refinery For A Test Run
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It’s no secret that Canada is importing more and more U.S. oil. Some of that is coming from the Eagle Ford.

In the first quarter of 2013, the U.S. sent almost 100,000 b/d to refineries in Canada. The reality is the U.S. is much close and can supply oil at more competitive rates than places like western Africa.

San Antonio based Valero has a 235,000 b/d refinery in Quebec and as of May had sent one shipment to test how well the refinery can process Eagle Ford barrels. Results were positive, so its likely more crude will be heading north.

The test proved the refinery could process Eagle Ford barrels “very well,” Day said.

It’s really pretty amazing what has happened. Gulf Coast refineries have been preparing to take heavy crude, like those produced in Canada, and Canadian refineries are better suited for light crudes, like those produced in Texas.

Valero plans to start shipping Eagle Ford crude to its Quebec refinery on a more consistent basis in the second half of 2013.

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R.T. Dukes

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  1. LONNIE GOMEZ says:

    TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN?
    IS VALEO QUEBES REFINERY ALSO SHIPING SOME OIL TAR FROM CANADA OIL TAR FOR TEST RUNS?

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