Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Valero plans 100,000 b/d Quebec pipeline

MONTREAL, Quebec - Valero Energy Corp. plans to build a 100,000 b/d pipeline between its refinery near Quebec City and a fuel storage site on the island of Montreal, the company said.
The line will help the refinery meet fuel needs in the Montreal market, according to Louis Forget, a company spokesman.
Construction will probably begin in the late summer or early fall, he said. Valero ships 45,000 to 50,000 b/d of fuels from its Quebec refinery by train and vessel to Montreal. The company also imports some fuels to meet demand, said Forget.
The planned pipeline could be expanded to transport 170,000 b/d of gasoline and distillate fuels with additional pumps, Forget said. There are no plans to expand the 265,000 b/d refinery, he said.

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