Port Arthur Valero Upgrade Project
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Summary Information

The Project

  • Project Type: Upgrade
  • Project Summary: The project is part of a major growth program for Valero designed to capitalize on the production of ultra-low sulfur diesel transportation fuels through the addition of hydrocracking capacity
  • Main Contractors
    • Fluor: provide engineering, procurement, construction and construction management services

Refining Units

  • Hydrocracker

Terminal Capacity

  • Crude Oil:
  • Refined Products:

Crude Supply

  • The refinery will be able to process more than 150,000 barrels per day of high-acid, heavy sour Canadian crude

Products Produced

  • Increased Diesel & Jet fuel


  • 2008 - Fluor awarded engineering, procurement, construction and construction management services contract
  • 2011 - Air Products announces contract to Supply Additional Hydrogen following the upgrade
  • 2012 - Project completed

Other Information

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Relevant Links

  1. Fluor Awarded Two Valero Hydrocracker Projects Totaling $1.2 Billion
  2. Air Products to Supply Additional Hydrogen for Two Gulf Coast Valero Refineries
  3. Valero Starts Up New Hydrocracker Unit at Port Arthur Refinery

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