California agency said.
In July, Andeavor also received the permit for the isom-
erization portion of its Anacortes Clean Products Upgrade
Project (CPUP) at its Anacortes refinery and has started
construction, the company said on Nov. 8. Scheduled to
be completed and operational in second-quarter 2018, the
$170-million isomerization project comes as part of CPUP
additions and upgrades to the existing refinery that would
allow it to produce 15,000-b/d of mixed xylenes and sup-
ply cleaner local transportation fuels (OGJ Online, Feb. 20,
2015). Alongside adding an isomerization unit to increase
the amount of octane available to the refinery, CPUP would
• Expanding the refinery’s naphtha hydrotreater to re-
move more sulfur compounds from gasoline.
• Constructing an aromatics recovery unit to produce
• Installing a steam boiler to provide additional energy to
operate the units.
• Building a marine-vapor emissions control system to
adjacent Carson and Wilmington refineries into a combined
Los Angeles manufacturing site. Designed to improve air
quality, substantially reduce local emissions, and upgrade
refinery equipment, the Los Angeles Refinery Integration &
Compliance project, or LARIC, once completed, will increase
the integrated refinery’s crude oil and feedstock processing
capability only slightly ( 6,000 b/d, or 2%), according to An-
deavor. After receiving requisite permits from California’s
South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD)
in June, Andeavor said it began project construction in Sep-
tember 2017 and expects to complete most construction ac-
tivities by the end of 2018. Construction associated with six
new crude oil storage tanks are scheduled to continue inside
the refinery’s boundaries until 2022.
SCAQMD’s June 23 approval of 18 permits for the integration project covered work to enable the refinery to comply with the EPA Tier 3 gasoline standards (which took effect Jan. 1, 2017), install new heat exchangers to increase
efficiency and reduce air pollution, and install interconnect-ing pipelines between the Wilmington and Carson sites, the
Andeavor is moving forward with its proposed $460-million program to physically connect and further integrate its existing, adjacent
Carson and Wilmington refineries into a 380,000-b/d combined Los Angeles manufacturing site, which will increase the integrated
refinery’s crude oil and feedstock processing capability by 6,000 b/d, or 2%. Photo from Andeavor.