September 2013

Trends and Resources

HP Construction Profile: US Midwest refinery nears completion of major modernization project

In early July 2013, BP announced that it has completed the commissioning and startup of a new, 250,000-bpd crude distillation unit at the Whiting refinery, marking a major achievement in the multi-bil..

Romanow, Stephany, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

In early July 2013, BP announced that it has completed the commissioning and startup of a new, 250,000-bpd crude distillation unit at the Whiting refinery, marking a major achievement in the multi-billion-dollar upgrade of the facility in Northwest Indiana. Commissioning of the state-of-the-art distillation unit is a major milestone in the refinery upgrading project designed to unlock $1 billion in future operating cashflow. The Whiting refinery has a long history; the original plant was constructed in May 1889 on 235 acres. This former Standard Oil (of Indiana) refinery shipped refined products to nearby Chicago and other Midwestern cities in the early days. Later, it was part of Amoco Cor

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