ANOTHER BIG U.S. REFINERY PLANNED

Foster Wheeler Corp. has been awarded a contract to develop preliminary economic, technical, ecosystem-protection, and maintenance data for a 200,000 bbl/day refinery to be built for Belcher Oil Co. adjacent to its deepwater terminal at Port Manatee, Fla. Frederic R. Harris Inc. has been awarded a second contract for concept and environmental assessment studies for a fixed-platform offshore-transfer station in the Gulf of Mexico 30-40 mi off Port Manatee. The $120 million offshore port will handle 326,000 dwt super-tankers offloading 100,000 bbl/hr through two 48 in. dia submarine pipelines. The $173 million refinery will process light Middle East crude to produce fule oil of less than 7% sulfur content, naphtha for SNG and petrochemical feedstocks; and by-product sulfur. Plans will permit doubling the capacity, to 400,000 bbl/day.

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    Petroleum Publishing Company

    211 South Cheyenne, P.O. Box 1260
    Tulsa, OK  USA  75221
  • Publication Date: 1973-9-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 23
  • Serial:
    • Oil and Gas Journal
    • Volume: 71
    • Issue Number: 36
    • Publisher: PennWell Publishing Company
    • ISSN: 0030-1388

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00056531
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Petroleum Institute
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 22 1974 12:00AM