Wood River Refinery Project
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Summary Information

The Project

  • Project Type: Upgrading and Expansion Project
  • Project Summary: * The CORE project is estimated to cost a total of about US$1.8 billion net to EnCana ($3.6 billion gross) and is expected to be completed over the next three years.
  • It will:
    • Add a 65,000 barrels-per-day (bbls/d) coker to enable processing of growing supplies of heavy crude oil
    • Increase total crude oil refining capacity by 50,000 bbls/d to 356,000 bbls/d
    • More than double heavy crude oil refining capacity to 240,000 bbls/d
    • Increase the clean product yield by 10 percent to 89 percent
    • Eliminate 40,000 bbls/d of low-value asphalt production
  • Main Contractors:
    • Fluor:
      • Front-end engineering and design
      • Contract for the construction and construction management of process, utility and offsites

Refining Units

  • Atmospheric Distillation
  • Coker - 65,000 bpd
  • Fluidised Catalytic Cracking Unit - Restarting Idled Unit
  • hydrogen plant
  • Conversion of Catalytic Feed Hydrotreater to an Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel Hydrotreater
  • sulfur processing
  • amine treating and sour water stripping

Terminal Capacity

  • Crude Oil:
  • Refined Products:

Crude Supply

  • Once the project is completed, the refinery will More than double heavy crude oil refining capacity to 240,000 bpd

Products Produced

  • The project will expand capacity for production of clean transportation fuels, and eliminate asphalt


  • 2006 - Permit awarded by EPA
  • 2008 - Construction of the project launched
  • 2011 - Project completed

Other Information

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Relevant Links

  1. Expansion Project Website
  2. EnCana and ConocoPhillips begin Wood River refinery expansion
  3. Fluor Awarded Construction Contract for Wood River Coker Refinery Expansion
  4. EPA Permit

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