Flint Hills Resources Corpus Christi has begun the construction phase of a project that will enable its West refinery to process more domestic crude into transportation fuels. This project, named Project Eagle Ford, is expected to cost around $600 million, require around 2,000 contractors and be completed in 36 months.
In May, Flint Hills Resources received permits for the project from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. Internal board approval was received in September.
“We are excited to begin this phase of the project,” said Valerie Pompa, vice president for Flint Hills Resources Corpus Christi, LLC. “In addition to being able to process more domestic crude this project will also enable us to reduce our criteria air emissions by using best available control technologies and other emission reduction strategies. It’s an exciting time here in Corpus Christi and we are proud to be a part of the continued growth.”
Current capacity of the West refinery is about 230,000 barrels per day. After the project is complete, it will have the capability to process 100 percent domestic crude.
Flint Hills Resources has been a part of Coastal Bend since 1980. It owns and operates two refineries in Corpus Christi (East & West refineries) with a combined total capacity of around 300,000 barrels per day, and a crude oil terminal in Ingleside. See more on Project Eagle Ford at: http://youtu.be/UD8jvaz9CUU.