Flint Hills Corpus Christi Refinery

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Summary Information Ownership: Flint Hills Resources Website: http://www.fhrinfo.com/ Location: Corpus Christi, Texa, USA Capacity: 14.5 million tons/annum & 289,000 bbl/day Nelson Complexity: Refining Depth: Brief Description A large complex refinery, with cracking and finishing units, comprising of three connected processing complexes. The refinery is a combination of two plants, the West Refinery, with a capacity of about 230,000 barrels per day, and the East Refinery, with a capacity of about 70,000 barrels per day. he refinery is capable of producing high specification products. Refining Units Atmospheric Distillation, 189,000 Vacuum Distillation, 87,500 Delayed Coker, 14,000 Fluidised Catalytic Cracking, 106,700 Hydrocracker, 13,000 Catalytic Reformer, 49,500 + 18,000 Desulphurisation Naphtha , 82,600 Gasoline, 45,000 Kerosene, 15,500 Diesel, 54,000 Heavy Gas Oil, 53,000 Terminal Capacity Crude Oil: Refined Products: Crude Supply The refining complex receives crude oil and other raw materials via the Corpus Christi Ship Channel and pipelines About 20% of the crude processed is coming from the Eagle Ford Shale Oil Field Products Produced low-sulfur gasoline and diesel, and jet fuel Ongoing Projects Jacobs Engineering is performing engineering, procurement, and construction services for a new diesel desulfurization unit. The estimate for the overall project, which includes the construction of the desulfurization unit, is estimated to be more than $250 million Other Information - History 1952 - Construction of the original refinery began 1981 - Koch Industries, Inc. purchased the West Refinery from Sun Oil Company 1994 - the $250 million mid-plant refining complex was completed 2000 - Koch Industries settles a lawsuit brought by the EPA 2005 - Foster Wheeler Awarded Coke Drum Replacement Project 2008 - Jacobs Receives Diesel Desulfurizer Contract From Flint Hills Resources 2012 - Project launched to enable refinery to process more Eagle Ford crude oil 2015 - Upgrade project started


  1. Foster Wheeler Delayed Cokers

Refinery Webpage Jacobs Receives Diesel Desulfurizer Contract From Flint Hills Resources Factbox: U.S. refiners running Eagle Ford Shale oil U.S. ANNOUNCES CLEAN AIR SETTLEMENT WITH KOCH PETROLEUM GROUP Foster Wheeler Awarded Coke Drum Replacement Project For Flint Hills Resources in Corpus Christi, Texas Flint Hills Resources Studying Opportunities To Refine More Texas Crude While Continuing Success In Decreasing Emissions Wood Group provides engineering services for Flint Hills Resources refinery upgrade