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Summary Information

  • Ownership: Ultramar (Valero)
  • Website: http://www.ultramar.ca/
  • Location: Quebec, Canada
  • Capacity: 13.25 million tons/annum & 265,000 bbl/day
  • Nelson Complexity:
  • Refining Depth:

Brief Description

  • The refinery is a large medium complexity plant, capable of producing high specification products

Refining Units

  • Atmospheric Distillation - 170,000 + 95,000
  • Vacuum Distillation - 48,000
  • Fluidised Catalytic Cracker - 65,000
  • Hydrotreating
    • Light Naphtha - 30,000
    • Heavy Naphtha - 48,000
    • Gasoline - 46,000
    • Kerosene - 40,000
    • Distillate - 70,000
  • Isomerisation - 29,000
  • Catalytic Reformer - 20,000 + 32,000
  • Polymerisation - 13,000
  • LPG Splitter - 20,000

Terminal Capacity

  • Crude Oil:
  • Refined Products:

Crude Supply

  • The refinery relies on foreign crude oil for feedstock, which is received by ship at its deepwater dock on the St. Lawrence River.
  • The reversal of the Enbridge Line 9 Oil Pipeline will bring Western Canadian crude oils to the refinery

Products Produced

  • LPG, Gasoline, Diesel, Jet Fuel, Bunker Fuel

Ongoing Projects

Other Information

  • Ultramar is a subsidiary of Valero

History

  • 1971 - Refinery Commissioned
  • 2002 - One of six refineries acquired by Valero in the purchase of Ultramar Diamond Shamrock
  • 2002 - Refinery capacity increased to 265,000 bbl/day
  • 2004 - Ultramar completed investments of over $300 million, which has enabled the Jean-Gaulin refinery to produce low-sulfur content gasoline
  • 2006 - The company completed investments of $300 million to produce diesel fuel with a very low sulfur content
  • 2010 - Valero’s Board of Directors gives the go-ahead for work to proceed on the Pipeline Saint-Laurent Project

Relevant Links

  1. Refinery Flow Diagram
  2. Valero to Acquire Ultramar Diamond Shamrock
  3. Fluor Supporting Ultramar in Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel Project
  4. Valero’s Board of Directors gives the go-ahead for work to proceed on the Pipeline Saint-Laurent Project

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