St Charles Refinery Upgrade Project
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Summary Information

  • Ownership: Valero
  • Website:
  • Wiki Page: New Orleans Refinery
  • Location: St. Charles, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
  • Capacity: 12.5 million tons/annum & 250,000 bbl/day
  • Nelson Complexity:
  • Project Stage: Under construction
  • Expected Completion: 2013
  • Budget:

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

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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
  • 2013 - Hydrocracker successfully commissioned

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 St. Charles Refinery

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