Valero Refinery Expansions Pushed Forward by Eagle Ford Production Growth – $730 Million

Valero Will Spend $730 Million on Two Expansions Along the Gulf Coast
Valero Refinery Map

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Valero plans to build crude topping units at its Corpus Christi, TX refinery and its refinery in Houston.

The two expansions come with a price tag of $730 million, but will likely be needed if the growth of light-sweet crude oil from areas like the Bakken, Eagle Ford, and Permian Basin continue.

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Valero Investing to Handle More Eagle Ford Oil & Other Light Crude

Processing More Domestic, Light Crude Should Improve Refining Margins
Valero Corpus Christi and Houston Refinery Throughput

Valero Corpus Christi and Houston Refinery Throughput | Click to Enlarge

Valero Energy plans to increase its light oil processing capacity at its Gulf Coast refineries by adding topping units at Houston and Corpus Christi locations.

The investments will allow the company to process more Eagle Ford oil than possible today. [Read more…]

Valero Houston Refinery Expanding for Eagle Ford Crude

$220-280 Million Will Be Spent to Allow For More Eagle Ford Crude
Valero Houston Refinery

Valero Houston Refinery | Click to Enlarge

Valero plans to boost Eagle Ford refining capability by adding a 90,000 b/d crude topper at its Houston refinery. The 160,000 b/d refinery is set up to refine the typical light, sweet crude, but the topper will allow the facility to process even greater volumes of lighter Eagle Ford Crude. As much as 40% of Eagle Ford crude production is consider condensate and has an API gravity of more than 50 degrees. [Read more…]

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