New Port Arthur, Texas refinery is largest in US
When working at its peak, the Port Arthur refinery will be able to process 600,000 barrels of crude oil a day, making it the largest refinery in the United States.
“With the completion of this massive expansion, the Port Arthur Refinery alone would be capable of meeting the entire gasoline demand of France, Italy or all of Scandinavia,” said Khalid Al-Falih, CEO of Saudi Aramco, at the ceremony. He said the project was the largest single expansion of US refining capacity in four decades.The refinery is a joint venture of Saudi Aramco and Royal Dutch Shell. It can refine a diverse group of fuels. No wonder the Keystone XL plans to bring so much crude from Canada to the Texas coast. Folks at the EPA are probably grinding their teeth.